Sunday, March 11, 2012

Clock's forward - March forward as in the month of March

The shaft of light on the paper was a special effect of the late afternoon sun. i'll take all the special effects I can get, even if it's verging on kitsch, as it were -  shameless in that regard. We moved clocks an hour forward last night and it hurt this am. I was a pathetic zombie. 

charcoal, pastel on toned paper 18"x24"
 unfinished - Happy March break

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Notebook drawing - stay at home day

The wind tore  several shingles off our roof last night and blew our rain barrel out onto the street. I could feel the entire house shaking at times - I shuddered and marvelled as I drifted in and out of sleep.
We’re quite exposed on the west side and from the north west and south west sides. D got very agitated running in and out – urged me to take a look. But I’m much more placid – nothing can dislodge me until I’ve had my morning brew i.e. coffee. Our little micro climate is being tested!

Jenny - carbon pencil on bond 8"x10½"

Jenny - earlier drawing, carbon pencil on bond 8"x10½"