Sunday, March 23, 2008

clear and cold

Most of the snow is gone, so Sophie and I can now walk on the little dirt road along the rocks. We skated across the icy spots. Cold March winds making it too cold for anything but seagulls and crows. 

17 comments:

E-J said...

Inspired composition! Lovely.

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

What a wonderful layout, Jennifer! You really captured the time and place beautifully...

Genine said...

this is awesome!!! each part is magnificent.

Amy said...

This is gorgeous, and I agree with the others, a great composition/layout!

seesue said...

Gotta stick with the others. It's the composition that I love, the cold feel and subject matter combination seal the deal. Terrific!

Nina Johansson said...

Great layout, and beautiful drawings. The colours are lovely too. Great work!

Lisalou said...

I am always charmed by the grids/layout of your paintings. How do you decide on these? Do the squares come first or do you sketch and then box them in. Sorry if this sounds stupid!
Lisa

Scrappy Cat said...

This is really beautiful - so inspiring!

Linda said...

I love the way you lay out your pages. And wonderful artwork, too! Do you work in a sketchbook or on loose pages?

PNH said...

Great sketch, I like the way you use your pen

Jennifer Lawson said...

Thank you for all your nice comments. They are very much appreciated as I wander down this new creative path.

I do use a sketch book. I like the Aquabee Deluxe Sketch Book because the paper is heavy enough to take watercolor washes. I have several sizes.

The grid/layout decision probably comes from my many years in graphic/catalog design. I think it is just second nature to take all the elements and make it a whole page design. Sometimes, however, it can get in my way...

Have a great sketch day—
Jennifer

Sharon said...

Jennifer,
You have such a distinctive style. I always enjoy looking at your work!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I'm going to have to look up where this is! Hope you had someplace warm to go to afterward. Lovely composition.

SCquiltaddict said...

Beautiful job....great composition and pen work

Jenny said...

Lovely scene and design. Luckily you have your camera to help you escape the cold!

About My Tiny Bijou Box: Winsor & Newton no longer sells this box, though they do offer one similar, but it's difficult to find them in the U.S. I found mine on eBay and managed to get it for a very good price. I've seen them since but at higher prices. Did I mention that it's really cute? *lol*

Sandy said...

You certainly capture the lovely "Cold" Maine coast perfectly - and the leaf in the fore ground is rock solid in anchoring this composition - Really wonderful post. I enjoy your posts very much and look forward to seeing these scenes progress through the year.

Jim said...

Wow..the whole thing jumps off the page! Great composition - I really like how the crow's beak extends over into the scene where he really lives, and the leaf at the bottom is perfectly placed! Beautiful!