Friday, June 3, 2011

What's in My Sketchbook?

Got some pleasant meetings last week ...

Some long lost friends have decided to reconnect ... been out about having wonderful lunches and dinners ...

So apologize to have missed out last week's sketchbook post ... (also been waiting for some sunny days to take photos, we're having long stretch of cold rainy days for winter.)

Here is another lion skull (front view) with a bluish purple rose.

20110423 Lion and Blue Rose 2


20110423 Lion & Blue Rose CU

And as soon as I finished the sketch, the following came to me.

"She has been gazing out from the cave for eons.  She has become the echo of time and space."


20110423 Lion & Blue Rose 3

I think there's a winter tale coming up! ;)

The sketch is also for Paint Party Friday (hosted by Eva and Kristin).  All are welcomed!  Do join in to share and support each other.

Cheers and have a wonderful weekend!

46 comments:

Carola Bartz said...

The lion skull turned out great and I love the entire page. I absolutely love how you photographed this page, the shadows add some little extra.

Gloria said...

I agree with Carola. It's a great painting and the photography is excellent. I'm enjoying your weekly work. Nice job. Happy PPF!

Roban Studio said...

Yep, me too! It's fabulous!!! I just love your work.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I'm loving your skull series you've got going on here. This one is great!

NatashaMay said...

You make such wonderful skulls and that rose makes it even more special. :)

Sunshineshelle said...

It's just wonderful, but so sad & lonely, giving it a rose, ahh bittersweet... I not only think the art is great but the photography with the stark branches & sharp shadows.. fantastic :)

Pointy Pix said...

Another great skull composition - I really love the juxtaposition (is that the right term) of the skull with the flower in bloom. I said it the last time and I'll say it again - your eye for how to photograph your work is amazing! I wish you would give plebs like me a tutorial - I could really do with making the photos in my etsy shop look as good as these!!

Cameron said...

Hello Darlin'

I did miss you so! I'm happy to hear you've been out having fun times with old friends....catching up and hopefully laughing and giggling a lot:)

I love the stick shadows on your sketch, too....I almost missed it though...I was so busy looking at all the detail of the sketch itself, it wasn't until I read 1 of the comments did I see the play of shadows across it...haha! Am I scrutinizing too much?! :D

Much love,
Cam

Brown Paper Bunny said...

I really like what you've done. Pretty amazing.

Netty said...

Totally spectacular artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

La Abela said...

The work is original and how to present the shadows adding to the set as well. A hug

Rosie Kaplan said...

Winter is just coming on here in NZ. Your sketch books are always very interesting. I would love to see them all together! ♥ Rosie

WrightStuff said...

Another clever piece. Makes me want to try drawing and painting skulls too.

Sounds like you've been having a great time. I love meeting old friends. Oftentimes it feels like you've never been apart.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I just love the tone and feel to your work. It has such a bittersweet wistful quality- I always look forward to seeing what you've been working on....and those words that came to you are so perfect for this piece!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Marlene said...

wonderful painting and I love the way you photographed it. The shadows from the branches really make the image stand out.

Darla said...

What an enchanting page from your sketchbook. Good job! A great combination of text and image. How fun.

art2cee2 said...

Wow, just wonderful! :-)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Mysterious and gorgeous...I love the beautiful words that came to you ( like the beginning scene to an enchanted story)....and I have always loved the symbol of the blue rose( which pops into my life from time to time)..very cool..and also love that the skull is a lion..how powerful and symbolic!
Great post!
Victoria

Tammie said...

wonderful journal page. love the details of writing and the oval, flower and skull.

Melisa said...

Interesting! I'm waiting for the story now! I love the way your hand writing always looks. It would make a good script stamp. :)

EVA said...

You have a way of making skulls utterly charming!

Great page, looking forward to the story!

Jenny Blair said...

I am completely intrigued by your words...would LOVE to hear how your story unfolds :) I also love your sketch of the lion skull..the added flower creates such a poignant contrast between life and death.

Kristin Dudish said...

Your sketchbook pages (and the amazing way you photograph them) are definitely worth the wait!

I think the way you use color is wonderful :)

xo
Kristin

carlarey said...

As if the sketch itself weren't beautiful enough, the way you have photographed it with the shadows is just gorgeous.

craftattack said...

Love your lion skull and the colours you have used. Happy PPF, Valerie

Julie said...

Great page in your sketchbook!! I totally love the colors you used.

Happy PPF!

Mary Hysong said...

Nice piece and oooh a story coming, looking forward to that! Thanks for stopping by my place and Happy PPF!

Leone said...

Very funky as usual and your photography is amazing. Very artistic.

Christine said...

the rose really softens the look of the skull.

priti.lisa said...

Your journal must be a gift to behold...gorgeous work♥♥

SHERI C said...

LOVE this journal page and setting in the last image. You are just soooo full of talent! HAPPY PPF!

Heather said...

Your journal pages are always great! This is no exception!! Fab!!!!

Diana Evans said...

wow your work speaks volumes...love this new piece....and the photo with the branches looks amazing....nice work!!!

Happy PPF!!!

brendathour said...

I have to agree, your journal page is amazing and I love how you photograph it. That's a talent all on its own. Happy PPF!

Leovi said...

Beautiful picture with the flower which rises in the eye. Very original. Greetings.

Anne said...

Lovely sketch. The blue rose is a great touch. And I love how you photographed the journal with those tree branches. Beautiful!

Phoenix Peacock said...

dont you just love it when your paintings speak to you and their voices just come unexpectedly?!
Happy Painting!

BahamaDawn said...

your artwork amazes me every week!! happy PPF!

Julie said...

very mysterious sketch and great thoughts also.

ileana said...

I just bought myself a new sketchbook and your beautiful drawing has inspired me to work a little slower for better results. (I tend to want to finish too quickly and end up with scribbles.)

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful sketch. Love the words around it as well!

Pam Tucker said...

This is another favorite of mine. Your work is always wonderful. And combined with the photography, a double treat! :) Thank you!

Her Speak said...

Love it! I've been working with bones all week too.It's in the air. ;) Happy PPF!

Heather said...

LOVe this, nice job on the shadowing and the blue rose is cool!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

What a cool sketch! Very clean lines and wonderful colours.

Gerri Herbst said...

Just love your style. Another amazing painting. Happy PPF...a bit late. take care, gerri.

Geckostone said...

I love how you put your thoughts right into the sketch pages!!!And you have such a way with words! Your paintings and photography are FANTASTIC! Thanks for such a treat!Deb