I’ve been hard at work this week, getting everything prepared for the annual Columbia Valley Tour of the Arts in Invermere this weekend. The past few days I have been focused on finishing a few drawings, and this one is almost there. There is something so satisfying about sitting down with only a pencil and paper, and watching a creature emerge from the white. A bit more work still needs to be done to this portrait, but this gorgeous wolf has already started to steal my heart.
Feeling productive today despite including a bit of my usual internet distractions. I finished 3 mixed media drawings and really wanted to share them with you! They are being added to my installation framed feathers in my upcoming solo exhibition in July. If you haven’t seen my previous posts about this, please have a gander at this one and this one if you like what you see below or if you want to know a bit more about the project. A very wee detailed painting of two tawny owl feathers on a kraft paper sits happily in one of my favorite frames in the collection; and I was actually lucky enough to find it in the thrift shop with a partner that is practically identical… I am planning to create another mixed media drawing/painting of a feather/feathers for that frame as well. Speaking of pairs, I created two delicate pencil drawings of blackpoll warblers for this epic hinged diptych brass (but gold-looking enough) frame that I found at the charity shop here in town. It can either be hung on the wall or can be stood on a table top/shelf/mantle slightly folded. Above are a couple detail shots of the images before framing. I like how the male is acting arrogant and proud with his beak in the air and the female is sitting there being beautifully modest. The perfect image of springtime.
I recently made a post about a tantalizing progress shot of my latest graphite drawing called tiger sneak peak. It is coming along nicely, and I am happy with the composition, so I figured I’d post another progress photo for you to enjoy. I still have one more furry creature to add in before it’s finished, but I’m sure you can guess which one it will be.