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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

January 4, 2010
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Jan 4, 2010 2:51:42 am
It was this very kind of art that first drew me to your gallery. These simple drawings that are also so beautiful. I love the middle three; it's a pleasing arrangement. It would look very nice in my house!

by beachzz Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 3:27:27 am
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.

by helanker Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 7:03:30 am
Sometimes less is so much more.very beautiful and wonderful detail.

by miashadows Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 7:35:05 am
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.

by magnus073 Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 8:14:22 am
very nice work!!

by flavia49 Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 8:30:11 am
Light, shadow, texture...all qualities that you handle so well in your drawings and now, Whoopee, in your photos for us who hang out hats mostly in the photography gallery. Neat and simple upload Mark...thanks my friend:)

by bmac62 Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 8:39:38 am
Simply beautiful Mark! I love the shimmer to the third image and just the simplicity of the images is very beautiful to me. For someone who can't draw I am always thrilled by someone who can...Bravo, so wonderful!

by ShadowsNTime Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 8:57:21 am
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.

by auntietk Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 8:57:22 am
Well done, beautiful drawings!

by MrsRatbag Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 9:13:51 am
I know exactly how you feel when you draw like this!
I go in to a state of 'flow': mind you, weeding does the same for me..mmm!

by durleybeachbum Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 10:26:54 am
The beauty of simplicity. Excellent!.

by Campo-Diaz Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 11:23:59 am
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 :)

by groegnitram Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 11:40:53 am
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!!!

by Shroom_Magic3D Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 11:57:38 am
So very nicely done!!!!!!!!!!

by lior Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 1:20:03 pm
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 meditation! She is wonderfully done! All of them are a beauty!I love very much your work with ink...the way you a strategy to achieve what you want, with your thin lines.

by anaber Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 3:11:57 pm
Really nice drawings. Great shading and style! Very nice artwork!

by Miska7 Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 3:58:32 pm
Great things don't need complex containers. Excellent work!!

by lyron Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 4:49:41 pm
yes I can se the harmony flowing out og those containers, vases and bottle... like a poeam in glass and pottery, hard as well as fragile.

by sandra46 Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 7:57:57 pm
It seems that what I have to say has already been covered in the comments above, Mark. But I will add that these drawings are quite remarkable and worth posting.

by goodoleboy Online Now!   Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 8:03:11 pm
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 ...

by three_grrr Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 10:25:04 pm
These are wonderful and have such a delicate feeling to them. I love the theme that runs through these pieces. It one of a great expansion that exists quietly and slowly through the small openings. Marvelous work!

by amota99517 Homepage »

Jan 5, 2010 1:03:36 am
These very interesting little bottles really catch my eye and it is no wonder you get attached to them when you make such a lovely effort with each. I love the texture and shine of the bottom one it is outstanding.

by npauling Homepage »

Jan 5, 2010 1:10:54 am
you know i love your drawings, but, as i have been busy traveling in very bad weather conditions all day yesterday i am late.

by koosievantutte Homepage »

Jan 5, 2010 5:53:51 pm
Very nice work!5*:)

by Marinette Homepage »

Jan 6, 2010 7:26:23 am
You have some wonderful textures in these drawings. All three are delightful. CC

by romanceworks Homepage »


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