Sunday, July 12, 2009

Candle in the window

Candle in the window
9 x 12 coloured pencil

Over at Watermarks, we got together to wish Sarah Wimperis a happy 50th birthday, each of us contributing a little piece of art to wish her well. See Its Only Half a Hundred to read what we said, see some art, and wish Sarah happy birthday as well.

I had a scene of an image appearing out of the darkness in my mind for awhile and this was the perfect opportunity to try it out. The drawing is a combination of photographic reference and inspiration from David Blackwood's dark images of views of the sea out of windows in Newfoundland. I love his images and prints and the opening on the main page of his website that has that haunting sound of whales singing which always gives me shivers.

This image is in coloured pencil on Artagain black paper. My original idea was a giant piece on a fullsized sheet of black Stonehenge. That may be ambitious for cp so the size will likely be reduced to a half sheet.

I enjoyed the process and detail of cp after not having used it for awhile. There are some areas which I would like to have done better, but I'll work on that for the next piece.


Teresa Mallen said...

Well woo-hoo a cp piece! I especially like the icing and the paper cup. Black paper is so lovely to work on. Okay, I want to eat a cupcake now. :-)

Jeanette said...

I know! About time too huh? :)

I quite enjoyed this process and will do more soon. Black paper was great fun. THe cupcake was the concentration and the background not as detailed.