Monday, April 12, 2010

On Alert

Charcoal pencil and ink wash on bristol, 9" x 9 1/2"
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Projects seem to take on their own life. I started out the other day to do just one drawing of Winslow, here I am on the fourth. I like that about this daily painting project, though--nothing is really pre-determined, I follow the muse around each day. Today she made me glance in my drawing kit, where I noticed a bottle of sumi ink that hadn't been opened in years. The result: a charcoal and ink wash drawing, with Winslow as the handy subject.

Thanks for the help, muse!


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I love how a subject develops in a series - and this pup has a lot of character! I think it's funny that you, and an artist friend of mine, Sally Dean, were both in HI at the same time - although she travelled from Massachusetts, quite far away.

This drawing/wash is just beautiful.

Marilyn Flanegan said...

Your charcoal and pencil drawings strike me as a modern interpretation of the 16c master etchings...and the contrast of the wash, beautifully done.
I believe Winslow to be your muse.

: )

Don Gray said...

Hi Kelley--thanks for the visit. It's interesting, after we returned I found out there were quite a number of family and friends over there at the same time--and this was just on Maui!

I appreciate your kind words.

Don Gray said...

Wow, that's pretty heady encouragement, Marilyn--thanks!

If he's not my muse, he at least provides a lot of amusement.

Anonymous said...

wonderful expression well captired :)

Dean Grey said...

Don, I love it!

You have a wonderful illustrative style in your drawings of Winslow!