Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Reboot

Autumn- Rick's Pool
8 x 12
Vine charcoal on Strathmore paper

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Every once in a while you have to shut down and reboot your artistic energy . I've just come off an intense three months in which I completed almost 40 paintings for various shows and events. Although I have a solo show coming up in February at M Gallery in Sarasota, this week I just couldn't pick up a brush. Instead, I made a series of charcoal drawings- some studies for paintings I have in mind to do for the show and some simply for pleasure. I feel better already!

16 comments:

Suzanne McDermott said...

Wow, this is so Rembrandt. Not in mark quality but in feel and composition!

Deborah Paris said...

I'll take a comparison to Rembrandt any day!

Gregory Becker said...

MMMMM Drawing...So nice to see. Just lovely Deborah

rahina q.h. said...

Hi Deborah, these charcoals are beautiful and you know when i am upset with my oils i turn to charcoals: they are the chicken soup of art and the harmless forgiving teddy bear:)))

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Gregory!

The "chicken soup of art"- how perfect, Rahina!

Jala Pfaff said...

Beautiful!

Celeste Bergin said...

one can tell you felt glad to make these marks.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Lovely, sensative work, Deborah. Rebooted indeed!

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Jala!

You're right Celeste. I truly enjoy this process.

I appreciate your comments Jo-Ann. Thank you!

Casey Klahn said...

Good move. This is a sensitive drawing.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Casey!

Double "D" said...

I'm really impressed by the quality of line and shading.
You have great talent and wonderful skills. Love your stuff. I'll be back often.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Doug and welcome!

Steve sculpts critters said...

Nice!

Michael Lynn Adams said...

Nice drawing. Not surprisingly, it has the ethereal quality of your paintings.

I've been thinking about breaking out he charcoal myself. Like getting back to basics. The simplicity, working with value and texture alone would be refreshing.

Nancy Moskovitz, artist said...

I love the sketch and deeply admire your work ethic. Wow.