Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stretching to Sketch: Revealed

The drawings above were created for "Stretching to Sketch" - the great new challenge hosted by Kelly Berkey. You may remember the start to these drawings that I posted for Sunday Sketches....

My friend Mr. Toast requested a closer view of the hands.

While working on the mixed-media drawing, I started thinking about the loving gesture of the hands, the vulnerability of the pose, and how Kelly is revealing herself to all of us through her beautiful photos. Then I remembered that this week's Theme Thursday prompt is "reveal"... All of the thoughts I had seemed to mesh together (I love it when that happens).

Unfortunately, not everything in my studio is falling into place... I am sorry to say that my moleskine is still in pieces on the table. Taking it apart has turned out to be a bigger undertaking than I originally thought... But, I continue to remain hopeful that it will all work out in the end.

On a lighter and happier note (I certainly wouldn't want to end this post with my sketchbook woes), my new friend Carol the gardener has given me an award. She likes my painting paired with my silly... Cool. Since I'm new to all of this (and have never received one before) I am shocked and flattered all at the same time. Thank you so much Carol!


  1. I gave you an award over at my blog. It is a Lovely Blog Award. I think you deserve it. I couldn't figure out how in the world to link it here so stop by and pick it up and pay it forward.

    Carol-the gardener

  2. Beautiful piece, love those tones such a beautiful sketch :0)

  3. Up, up, up -- with good reason! Absolutely beautiful.

  4. hi kristin,

    i'm so touch by how well you captured my inner self as i was being photographed by my darling hubby. this was so hard for me and you captured my vulnerability and the love that was in the room so well! when i saw the photos i said to my hubby "you made me look so beautiful" and his reply? "now you see what i see when i look at you". melt.my.heart.

    I'm sharing this on my blog tonight...hugs to you!

  5. Congrats on the award. Your drawing of Kelly are gorgeous, you have done a beautiful job. I am going to join in this Thursday, I love sketching in graphite.

  6. What a lovely piece of art you created. I especially like the focus on the hands, very nice. Kelly looks beautiful.

  7. HI Kristen, I saw this on Kelly's blog---beautiful!!and also a wonderful blog--I'll be back!

  8. Those hands are truly beautiful. A lovely piece of work, Kristin. Very emotional.

    Thanks for sharing, and keep up the lovely work, it is always a pleasure to see your creations.

    (stealing time from my sleep)

  9. The hands really are fabulous! The drawings wonderful!

  10. I love, love, love the texture in the final piece. :-) Gives a lot of atmosphere to the piece.


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