Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Date With Graphite

It has been so crazy hot here in the Northwest lately! I miss the clouds. Le sigh.

Here are a few little sketchbook peeks. I've been locking myself inside with the pencils to try and stay cool and so have been plowing through my sketchbook pages, drawing lots of portraits and planning new works. Almost time for a new book, me thinks.
This little lady will end up being a falconer (I've always had a huge interest in falconry). On my painting table and in the works is this painting:
That crown is literally the size of a fingernail! I still have a bit more painting to do (the faint sketch on the surface is a wasp...) but it's in the home stretch and should be finished shortly.
Outside in the garden the snails were completely obliterating my poor pumpkin plant. I'm a sucker for slugs and snails, but in the end, I had to put up a poison barrier to try and save the squash. It looks to be working because I have quite a few cute wee pumpkins a'growing safely (sorry snails)!

Do stay cool, everyone.


MarmeeCraft said...

oh what scrumptious peeks!! I love all the 1880's-ness!! :)

Laure said...

Those are lovely sketches Michelle! I really, really love them!

I don't often comment, but I follow you and think of you every time I watch my tiny bird in its red scarf, and everytime I wear your beautiful brooches...

sarahblank said...

I love these sketches, just love them!!!!

Eggman Studios said...

Thank you *so* much, ladies! :)