Friday, March 28, 2008

Another Work in Progress




My almost four year old grandson, Joseph, very graciously posed for me the other day. I told him my idea, of an assortment of pitchers on a cloth, with him peeking over the tabletop. He got right into it, wanting to do it immediately. I set up the pottery, and he stepped behind the table. Well, he was really too tall to just peek over, but before I said a word, he crouched down just enough to create the scene I had imagined. What a guy!

I plan to finish this up over the weekend. Seeing it in this format helps me identify those areas that still need work, even though the colors are kind of weird in this scan. The yellow wall is showing all kinds of oddball hue variations, and the "seam" is definitely showing. I'm not the best technician! Hopefully I'll find a way to show it more accurately when it is complete.

6"x18", colored pencil on Ampersand Pastelbord

6 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love the little expresso maker with the pizzelle which reminds me of a cathedral window and would be equally difficult to draw. Good job there.
The pottery is so well done and the little boy, just sweet.

Alvin Richard said...

Beautiful piece, this little fellow is so photogenic and adorable!

rowena said...

What a sweetheart! Liz, it already looks like a finished piece to my untrained eyeballs. Love all that blue and the details on the pottery. But what I am always drawn to in the end is your grandson. His expression is just sublime!

Ron Morrison said...

Hi Liz,this is fabulous!

Robyn said...

It is indeed, fabulous. Beautiful composition and story. I wish it were mine!

Mireille said...

I like this work...The size too, is important and your colors choice is perfect...and your grandchild is very cute