Monday, January 7, 2013

What goes up, must come down

Christmas tree and holiday trim all came down yesterday. Always a harder, thankless process!

I'm still finding colored pencil work uplifting right now. Any type of free-hand sketching "greases the skids" for further creative work.  This is of a dear little wooden shoe with candy cane nest and white pine sprig. I loved studying the way the wood carver shaved the wood. Simple and loving.


Jennifer Black Reinhardt said...

Claudia, I love the way this image and the one before compliment each other! Your technique with colored pencils is so beautiful--- seems to mimic your 'scratching', but with color--- lovely!

Claudia said...

Thank you for your valued comment, oh Illustrious One!
It is weird how different mediums rendered by the same creator follow a simila style. Like your jewelry and your illos. Like Grant Wood's paintings and his sculptures!

Julie Clay Illustration said...

Thank-you so much for visiting my blog and the lovely comments, interesting that you have been to lovely York before, it is a tourist hot spot though, I think I've been in that bookshop, should hope so? See you again soon! :)

Anonymous said...

love this
working with pencil and crayons is so visceral
and opens us up - don't you think? Just dabling with colors and shapes...

Claudia said...

My pleasure, Julie! And Patti- yes, I agree, a quick medium is quite liberating! Bring on the color box!

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