Monday, July 9, 2007

Frozen right off that frozen lake

This pen and ink was taken from a reference photo over on WetCanvas. I had planned to use it for a Maxfield Parrish warm-up project - the colors in the photo are delightful. Trying to emulate him, I decided to do a pen and ink first, trying to be as thorough as he was.

Having done that step, I've now decided that this isn't a good choice for me. So, being thorough has saved me from investing time in something that I am not likely to be happy with. I would enjoy playing with the colors, but I don't think I could bring real "punch" to them or the subject.

Busy day today...I'm off to try and find something else.


Belinda Lindhardt said...

This is a great sketch Rose. Good on you for making yourself do it beforehand :) Its a hard thing to make yourself do. I think its lovely.
I have been tempted to buy the book i love what your doing here its so interesting :)
Looking forward to seeing more.

Rose Welty said...

Thanks Belinda. It's nice to know someone else is reading along! That Hale book is great I learn alot every time I read it.