Friday, September 28, 2007

Water-color Pencils: Two sketches

Two sketches (or "paintings") I did in the last two days with water-color pencils (Real pigment on real paper!) Click images to view larger. The third is the second sketch digitally altered.


joy said...

I like this! It's very poetic.

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JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

HI ,
This is very very pretty, thepastel colour, it almost 'with a wave or wind' in or on the face, anyway I love the drawing + colours very much.:)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much Joy and JoAnn. I am disappointed because I posted THREE pictures and they were all still there when I checked but two have disappeared and they were the two I wanted to post.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OK, I reposted the two missing pix and I hope they stay there this time!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Okay Mary, don't feel sorry Mary, Today I saw all three of them, I stick with my earlier comment, because I love the bottom drawing THE MOST, the other two are good also, but 3 is more of my taste.

Erin said...

I'm seeing two red x'es in this post, but three pictures are visible. I'm enjoying the "real paper, real pencils" art.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

They don't show up on the blogger thing and the html is so complex I can't figure out how to delete them. AK!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much, JoAnn, the third one is my favorite too! I appreciate your comment!

Heidi said...

Very, very nice! I love that first one.

You are either a.) a much more accomplished artist than I
remembered, or b.) have much improved since we were together a lot in
Syracuse (10 year progress?)! Keep up the good work! I have to confess, I am
not as excited about the computer-generated art/collage you do as I am about
this drawing... I don't know why, but computer art by anyone (not just
yours) never really thrills me. Computer art programs seem to suck the life
out of technique, because much of the style is "pre-programmed" and you just
push buttons to add more or less. It loses the human element of sensitive
touch, I guess, to create certain strokes or certain looks. True, a human
makes decisions this way or that while using the computer, but the computer
seems like a huge barrier too, between artist and the work. Unlike a brush
or pencil, which is such a simple tool that there seems barely anything
between artist and the work.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you, I am honored by your enthusiasm. I really appreciate it. I am not a reliably good artist, I ams till learning and not that good, but continue to try.