Monday, March 21, 2011

Rainy Day!

This pear has nothing to do with the title. I just wanted to show it as I am happy with how it turned out. It's done in an old journal I made for a class so the page had white spatters on it and in another spot some really ugly bleedthroughs. First I drew a graphite pencil sketch and then used colored pencil to color it in. I made the pear in response to a green challenge and now have the challenge of finishing my journal page to work around the ugly spots or to incorporate them.

Mostly I just want to shout out "it's raining, it's raining"! Not a deluge by any means but over 1/4 inch to be sure and maybe 1/2 inch. That's a big deal for us here in the desert. Of course it also means all the little weeds are going to grow and then make stickers that attach to my dogs, gets transferred to the carpet and maybe my bed or bathrobe and that part is no fun at all but still, it's raining!


  1. Love all the subtle colors in this, Timaree! Great use of the medium on this page as well. I look forward to seeing what you do with the rest of it.

    Congrats on the rain! Wish we could get some. It's bone dry here.

  2. Happy rain! Here in East Tennessee, we get a lot of it.

    Your pear is gorgeous! So realistic and such great texture and color. I look forward to seeing this page progress. Enjoy your rainy day.

  3. Laure, thank you. I hope you get some rain soon. Droughts are not fun.

    PAMO, do you get tornadoes too? In Minnesota, we got a lot of rain but the tornadoes scared me too much.

    Elizabeth, thanks so much. I'm hoping the real pear is delicious. Haven't had much luck this year but they make great drawing objects.

  4. I love, love, love the color of this pear. You really brought it to life.


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