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Charcoal Drawing – Beach Time

Charcoal Drawing
Beach Time Charcoal

 

   Sun, Fun, Sand, and a Quick   Charcoal Drawing.Lately it seems like all my art projects have been everything but drawing.  This week I really needed some draw time.  Flipping through old photographs I found a great reference picture of my little girl.  Okay, maybe she is not so little anymore, and maybe it is from fourteen years ago, but beach times were favorites of mine and I will always cherish them.

Many summers were spent sand covered, wet haired, and sun-kissed on a warm British Columbia beach.   Friends were always near.  Adventures were plentiful.  Life was simple. 

There is something pure and refreshing about working with a charcoal pencil and a blank sheet of paper.  Maybe it is the rhythm, or maybe it is the break from the focus of daily life. Whatever it is, it is good. 

For this drawing I used Meridian Drawing paper by Pentalic.  The paper is a beautiful soft white color which helps give the drawing a warm look.  It also has a great tooth which is perfect for charcoal work.  It is one of my favorite papers.

 


 Art Piece:

Beach Time  11 x 14 Charcoal Drawing

Who doesn’t like sun, fun, sand, and a little beach time?


 

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Rock Solid Memories

As the rock collection grows…

soapdish2Soap Dish

I like that my family enjoys the beautiful Canadian outdoors.  Sometimes, however, little bits of this beauty manage to come home with us from our hikes and other outdoor adventures.  Yes, I have rock collectors in my house.

It is a shame when hours go into selecting the rocks with the best color, coolest shape, or intricate designs only to be thrown into a box and stuffed on a shelf in the garage somewhere.  This summer that box came off the shelf.  With a little trial and error, I was able to come up with soap dishes.

These soap dishes are visible memories of our amazing West Coast adventures and a great addition to our home decor.

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