Thursday, November 16, 2017

Graphite Weather

11/1/17 Maple Leaf neighborhood

Every year around this time, I start sketching more with graphite. The subtle tones of gray that are so easy to impart with a pencil seem to fit well with the flat light, overcast skies threatening rain, and the mostly colorless trees.

11/7/17 Montlake neighborhood

11/14/17 Montlake neighborhood
Yet just when I become wistful that most of the color in my neighborhood has blown away, I turn a corner, and I see a sudden spark of fire again.

11/15/17 Maple Leaf neighborhood

4 comments:

  1. The localized burst of color makes it that much more impressive. Nice!!

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    1. Thanks, Joan! That's how it felt to come around the corner -- a burst of color in the middle of all the gray.

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  2. What a lovely graphic essay this is!

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