Friday, February 29, 2008

Wheatfield



after Degas
Wheatfield and line of trees, 1892


Here I used the 4B pencil again and leaned on the side of it to make heavy marks. These massive forms are all over Degas landscapes. Big rocks and cliffs and wads of hills.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Landscape in the Orne



after Degas
Landscape in the Orne, 1885


I really like this form a lot. So much so, that I'm going to make a big deal out of it. You'll have to stay tuned for that.

Here's the original painting I worked from.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mount Vesuvius



After Degas
View of Mount Vesuvius, c. 1856


It's probably because I've started teaching drawing again but after the self portrait, I suddenly had to draw. Not particularly interested in drawing any thing in the studio but I had a book of Degas Landscapes open on the drawing table. I started on page one, stopped at every image that intrigued me and seemed suitable for what I'm looking for and drew it.

What am I looking for? Appealing and archetypal form in landscape composition.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Self portrait



I'm not sure what got into me but late one day last week as the light was fading, I grabbed a small mirror, propped it up on the window sill and put a number 2 pencil to work. My real face is actually a bit longer but I like the drawing, so here it is!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Into the Forest



Into the Forest
Watercolor on rough Indian Village paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Today, I am suspending these small daily watercolor study posts. I have produced enough studies of this type for a lot of development. I am going to concentrate more on my main painting blog and on My Great Day.  

If you have not been following these daily watercolor studies, please browse around...

On Monday I'll start posting new drawings.  The best way to keep abreast of these postings is to subscribe by email or RSS.   

Stay tuned to Landscape into Art and My Great Day for regular daily developments.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

This Gypsy Night



This Gypsy Night
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Rain Coming



Rain Coming
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mark Plum



Mark Plum
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Monday, February 18, 2008

Strand



Strand
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Friday, February 15, 2008

Fence along the Dunes



Fence along the Dunes Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Salamander Land



Salamander Land
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Day Way



Happy Day Way
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Where the Steps Begin



Where the Steps Begin
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Monday, February 11, 2008

The High Road



The High Road
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Faith in Mystery



Faith in Mystery
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Friday, February 8, 2008

The Road Rises Up



The Road Rises Up
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Horizon Way



Horizon Way Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Karlheinz Road



Karlheinz Road
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Interested in Watercolor Paper? I have a lengthy post on that subject today at My Great Day.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Forest Song



Forest Song
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75

Monday, February 4, 2008

At the End of the Warm Land



At the End of the Warm Land
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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You can watch a video of Diebenkorn paintings on My Great Day.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Coral Stream



Coral Stream
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Saturday, February 2, 2008

After Fra Bartolommeo



after Fra Bartolommeo (1472-1517)
Farm on the Slope of a Hill, with a Winepress Under an Arbor


I made this drawing last year and just came across it while preparing for next week's drawing class. I copied it from one of my most favorite books, Curtis O. Baer's Landscape Drawings. Baer writes
"From Fra Bartolommeo, few drawings of landscape were known until 1957 when an album of forty-one sheets appeared on the London market. The volume was assembled in the eighteenth century, but it is likely that most of the drawings were done at one time. They have relatively uniform sizes, the style is homogeneous, the views are varied. It has been proposed that the artist drew them on his journey to Venice in 1508, or after he moved to the monastery of Santa Maria Maddalena in the Val Mugnone, 1514; but this is conjectural.

...the landscapes show a facet of the early sixteenth century which had so far remained little known. They transport the beholder into a countryside with small towns, water mills, old farms, amidst rocks and forests; he follows the travelers along the roads, he fairly breathes the limpid air. Fra Bartolommeeo's art, blending clarity with grace, is purest "lingua toscana" at its most felicitous moment."

Friday, February 1, 2008

Mirror



Mirror
Watercolor on cold press moleskine watercolor paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2", archival mat & backing to 8 x 10"
$75
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Something very odd has happened to this blog. Somewhere between yesterday and this morning(?) one of my previous posts disappeared and all of my Saturday and Sunday sketches are now showing up on Friday and Saturday. I have no idea what happened or how but if you happen to be reading this and have a clue, don't hesitate to share!

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