Just a return to my roots after several photographs: They're simple drawings, but for an artist, there's something very soothing about doing simple, basic objects. The bottle (at bottom) was like a quiet meditation: It took several hours, and like all such drawing, it made me very close to that bottle. Even the little vases were like little poems for me. Nothing big, just little "homages". That's the joy of simple drawing...
First two: Ink.
Third: Pencil, chalk & gouache.
(The third is a reworking of a piece I drew for someone's home.: It's posted with her blessings.)
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Thanks for all your wonderful support:
I never take it for granted, ever!
Have a fine week
Jan 4, 2010 3:27:27 amby helanker Homepage »
AAAHH! I have always loved your drawings, Mark. In the first we have this graceful way you can draw a plant. I have always loved the way you do that. The second one is so full of sunshine and wonderful pots, that you know I love. And the bottle is made so soft and gentle, as I want to touch the smooth surface. I will always enjoy your drawings and paintings.
Jan 4, 2010 7:35:05 amby magnus073 Homepage »
Marvelous work on this collage Mark and before I begin let me say that I think only you could bring out such beauty in what you called simple containers. Your point about needing to return to simple and more pure works from time to time really hit home and I see your journey paid off in these images. The detailing is superb in each one and as noted there seems to be a bit of poetry in them.
Jan 4, 2010 8:57:21 amby auntietk Homepage »
The way you handle light in your drawings is like a joyful dance for me. I find these (especially the bottle) to be compelling, engaging, and hard to leave. I keep thinking about that light, how in drawing it's actually NOTHING, as opposed to an interaction of light with the different surfaces it touches. The way you have to think in order to be able to draw like this ... it boggles my mind! These are little bits of gorgeousness, dear one, and it's wonderful to see them.
Jan 4, 2010 11:23:59 amby groegnitram Homepage »
and i know as well how you feel about this, mark, and you can be so happy with these most wonderful drawings, so simple indeed, but it is so hard at times to find the right balance to make it really the way it needs to be for us. i love them all, these are so wonderful, you found the right way to make them look like this, in these 2 hours, for sure, in a perfect balance. i would marry that bottle, if i were a bottle, she is a beauty :)
Jan 4, 2010 11:40:53 amby Shroom_Magic3D Homepage »
Returning to basics is always a good starter to getting into something of a more inspiratoional nature lets hope your inspiration my friend is inspired and we see you full thrust!!! your gallry is fully of wondrous images!! LOL and a creative and happy 2010!!!
Jan 4, 2010 1:20:03 pmby anaber Homepage »
Hi, Mark:-))I love your drawings. All of them. I see what you mean about "simply drawings" and "basic obj." they speak, and they are music too, or poems as you said!!look to the first,so much mouvement..and the bottle! i understand the peace you had while doing her ...like meditation! She is wonderfully done! All of them are a beauty!I love very much your work with ink...the way you use...like a strategy to achieve what you want, with your thin lines.
Jan 4, 2010 8:03:11 pmby three_grrr Homepage »
Well, you've really grabbed my attention with these. You do this litle graphic odes to bottles so beautifully. I love bottles. I have an assortment along my windows. Hubby just rolls his eyes when he spots new ones, grins. In the summer I have to find new homes for them so I can open the windows.
I can just visualize them in a window, greens and blues .. sunlight streaming through them ...