Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Crow Landed on My Desk Today













We had our first frost warning last night.  I know I wanted fall but not this cold.  We didn't garden this year but we did grow basil.  I brought the plant in last night.  Its now hanging drying out.  I should get quite a bit of dried basil out of these plants.




















Now on to some art and more faces. This one is number 18 and was made with charcoal pencil over a gelli print background.













This one was drawn with one of those woodless pencils.













A crow landed on my desk today. He was drawn with charcoal pencil.  I am really enjoying playing with charcoal this week.  You can really get a piece dark quickly.

I am linking to Paint Party Friday today. Check out all the wonderful art here.

25 comments:

  1. How interesting to combine gelli print paper and charcoal, great effect. I really love your crow. :)

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    1. Oh thanks, I loved doing a crow in charcoal, I am sure it the first of many.

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  2. Love the faces, especially that wonderful crow! Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie-Jael, the little crow was fun to do.

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  3. loving the faces and the great crow. Happy PPF, Annette x

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    1. Thanks Netty, I really liked making that crow.

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  4. Love crows and ravens...yours is fab! HPPF!

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    1. Thanks Kim, I do love those smart black birds. They are fun to draw too.

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  5. Some great techniques with beautiful results

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    1. Thanks for your support and for stopping by.

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  6. Great drawings! The first face on the gel print is my favorite.

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    1. Thanks Debbie, that was a fun face to draw.

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  7. Love the geli print and the crow nice job!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. We all do love our crows, thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Hi Kate, love your faces and the crow - very effective with the gelli print face, lovely.

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  9. All fun, and I love the crow visit too! Nice work with charcoal! HPPF!

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  10. Wonderful faces, especially the first is very interesting and well painted.
    Happy PPF :-) UUna 56

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    1. Uuna, I am glad you liked the faces. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. That gelli print was a lovely idea. The colors and texture add so much and the eyes become mysteriously blue. And...the crow just rocks!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I do love making gelli prints.

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  12. Very Freida like! Just beautiful. And the crow...Brrrr. Seeking refuge!!! lol

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    1. Thanks Samara, you are the only one who noticed Frida. It didn't turn out to look much like her but I did use her portrait as a reference photo.

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  13. I like the picture of your basil hanging to dry, and all the tea pots above on the shelf. I love teapots.

    The gelli print face is so cool. And I like your other charcoal drawings, too.

    It's cooled off here but not too much. It's still summery and warm.

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  14. Love that crow! I'm partial to crows especially in art! I have a few of them, drawn and even sculpted.
    Love your faces as well!
    Happy PPF
    Ilona

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