Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Slight variation


Our last night  at our cottage was cold and our pajamas felt damp from all the rain. I tried to record the thunder storm but missed the loudest clap which seemed alarmingly close to us. We kept congratulating ourselves for staying an extra day and not venturing home in the downpour. I told the owner I wanted to come back but that he’d have to show us how to light the wood burning stove.  And he said it would give him pleasure to do that. 

Three separate drawings but pretty much from the same point of view, with just slight variation.


chalk on manilla 18"x24"


chalk on manilla 18"x24"


chalk on grumbacher charcoal paper 12"x18"

9 comments:

  1. It's hard to imagine being cold in August. I do understand about the thunderstorms though! Glad that you were safe and didn't try to drive in the storm.

    These drawings are working so well. The sense of weight as they sit, their lovely gestures, your beautiful sense of line. I always enjoy those smudges and smears--yum.

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  2. Fantastic differences in the treatment of the same pose. Yep cold in August. I do get it. It's the difference between country and city. It was cold in Nova Scotia at night in July. Torontonians were coping with 102 fahrenheit and we were sleeping under a duvet and lighting fires in the woodstove every night.

    Glad to see your work. Love Barbara

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  3. Melinda I really appreciate your comments about my drawing! Thank you so much!!!
    As for the weather it certainly can be cool in August. But perhaps you agree that what is now a worry is the unpredictability of extreme weather world wide. Last weekend a tornado did extensive damage to the historical centre and a salt mine in a lovely Ontario town about 130 miles from us on Lake Huron, called Goderich as in god is rich - most uncharacteristic for that region to experience such severe weather. With more and more of these occurrences, who can possibly doubt global warming except for those blessed ostriches with their heads buried in the sand
    xo Marcia

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  4. Barbara what I am finding is that I love the country more and more and I could live there in a snap! It agreed with me - just what the doctor ordered. Nothing compares with a wooded lot overlooking a lake with a canoe and kayak at our disposal, and watching the Glenora Ferry in the distance. Furthermore the people there are lovely. Quilting and hooked rugs here I come! And you and Steven could come and show us what to do with a wood burning stove - just a small one, mind you.
    Thank you dear for your lovely comments!

    love, Marcia

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  5. Thank you very much Linda Popple!!!

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  6. Fascinating work.
    It has been delightful
    to visit your gallery.
    Good Creations

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  7. It is a treat to have you visit, Brand New Studio! Thank you for your very kind comments!

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  8. Cottage with a wood burning stove is heaven to me and rather cool than stifling heat and humidity. Your drawings are beautifully done.

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