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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Quick Sketches and More Preserves




An extra early rise has given way to a very productive morning. Kale, eggplant and peppers are dehydrating. The giant pot of tomatoes that were cooked down yesterday are warming on the stove top in preparation for the food mill and the puree will be canned shortly. I have more to harvest, including more calendula to start another batch or two of infused oil.

I banged out three quick sketches, pen on newsprint, numbers 17, 18 and 19 for 29 Faces.

There will be more as the day rolls on, but that's it for now. Figured I'd better post now before the day gets away from me and I crash-n-burn as I've done the past couple of evenings.

So, yeah, that's what I made today. So far.

Peace.

17 comments:

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great sketches! Enjoy you busy days! It is wonderful that you are able to preserve so many garden goodies for later consumption.

Jane Skoch said...

I'm enjoying your faces - so inspiring! I love this style!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful pen sketches,
love the lines and seeing what they become.

Astera said...

Hi Clare, what a wonderful art you make! Your faces are so various. I admire the different techniques you adopted for your faces, which make your gallery very interesting and intriguing !

TJ said...

Neat sketches - and links! I love kale (and peppers and tomatoes too!) What a productive morning you had. It does feel good to get things done. :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Great sketches! They have a fantastic energy and are so much fun...

miz katie said...

You're making me hungry with all that talk about food. ;) Yum!! What time can I come over?

Do you ever paint your line drawings or do you leave them as is? I really like them.

Carol said...

Love your line drawings!!! I am amazed at all you get done in a day. I get exhausted just reading about it :)

Sharkbytes said...

Love 'em! Just remembered that I did a pen sketch of someone at church last week, but I discounted it because it didn't turn out looking like the person very much, and it was tiny, on my lined notebook. I did a much nicer doodle of a flower and vine sort of design.

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Thank you ~ one and all ~ for your beautiful comments!

This is a VERY busy season for me, since I grow and preserve a great deal of our food. I get exhausted just thinking of it some days, Carol.

And miz katie, I do add paint/color to my line drawings. Most are quick sketches of ordinary things like still life vignettes around the house or the occasional townscape. I've been wanting to do more of those and suspect I will … soon!

And Sharkbytes, I bet your sketches are wonderful! Remember, it's not the outcome, it's the process, so if you enjoyed the act of creating, the creation itself is of little consequence. :)

Jess said...

I like your lovely sketches, so expressive! Thankyou for coming over to my blog and for your lovely comment!xx

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I just realized I say this a lot to you, that your pieces have a wonderful energy, but they really do, they're so wonderful!

Kristen said...

Love these! So fun and free! Great job!

SLScheibe said...

These are wonderful sketches. So lively with the pen and the expression. I love the lady with sunglasses. Really nice art and a change from what you've been doing the past few faces :)

irene said...

You are busy! I enjoy your sketches. It prompts me to take out a pen and pencil once in a while. Those fermented bloody mary sound intriguing.

Coreopsis said...

I really really like these quick sketches. They have so much character!

It looks like you're really busy with end of the season preserving (we're just eating tomatoes like mad, and not trying to preserve any).

Faye said...

Wonderful sketches. I love the freedom you get in your drawings. Wish I could do that.