I really shouldn't tell you how old this drawing is. I started it years ago. It was a sketch for planning a watercolor painting. I started it and decided right off that I liked it and went straight to creating a watercolor. Since then this half finished sketch has been sitting in the flat file drawer in the studio. I've gotten it out on several occasions just to stick it back into the drawer of the flat file one more time. I was looking for something to put into the DAC members show this month and found it, again. This morning, I finished it up. Once I finished, I didn't have a frame I could just pop it into, so it didn't make it to the members show after all.
It's charcoal on toned paper, 10" x 14". I also have a pen & ink of the same scene.
I found a letter today from back in 1990. It was a note from a client and I wanted to post a part of it: "I wanted to tell you how very pleased I was with the picture you did. I didn't think that it was possible to get such a good likeness from an old picture like you had to work from. I was extremely thrilled with it!"
I loved reading it again. Thanks Nelle!
Painting with old friends and new ones, our Monteagle Outing was GREAT as always. I haven't been in five or six years and I've been missing it. Thank you Diana for planning this every Spring. I only finished two paintings but I have two more that are almost finished. I hope to return again to Monteagle Mountain to paint.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.