Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday Monday I loved this day....


edm 29 A Border Abby Scotland
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

Yeah, even after going to the dentist I love this day. Hey mom, look no cavities. Just my regular cleaning and I'm on my way.

I got several uninterrupted hours and was able to get this drawing finished that I satrted lat night.

I really like how is feels substantial and very stone like. Though I am thinking of maybe do a bit of a color was on it, I haven't decided yet so here it is: A Border Abby Scotland, I can't rememer which one since we saw several abbys in just a few days and it was 10 years ago.

It was drawn almost completely by stippling with an XS Pitt pen on 140 # watercolor paper. It's not very big only 4.25 x 5.5 inches so even though it looks really involved it is small. :)

I'm thinking of doing a bit of a series based on doors and windows. I love the idea of entrances, exits and ways to seen into or out of a place.

Cheers to you all!
SB

8 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

Love the view through to the tree! :) Nice work! :)

kazumiwannabe said...

This is going to be be a great serie! Love the contrast between the stones and the tree here!

Deb said...

Wow....what detail! Very unique. You must have the patience of Job.

Irene said...

This is just great. I love it as it is and a series will be very interesting indeed. I love old doors also and have taken quite a few pictures in my travels of them with hopes of painting or drawing them too. I will check back to see how your series is progressing.

bunnywilson said...

I love this. It reminds me of our last visit to historic St Augustine, FL. I took so many photos of churches, doorways, and cemetery statuary with the intention to paint one day. Your drawing was my reminder to get those pictures out!

I also enjoyed seeing your use of stippling with pen. I'm new to drawing with a pen and haven't quite gotten up the nerve to try much shading, etc.

Kunstrxns said...

I also have a series of photographs of great doors. I think they are so full of stories and possibilities. As to the color wash, I think it might look nice, but I would scan the original and print out one to try so you don't lose the original

freebird said...

Very nice. Yes, windows and doors just speak to people. A series would be very nice.

quirkyartist said...

I fell in love with old doors when I was in Switzerland. I didn't photograph them and I am still regretting it. I think door make a fabulous theme. There used to be a wonderful poster of door in dublin. This one is fantastic.