Friday, November 21, 2008

November Virtual Sketch Date

"Light Play"
colored pencil on Ampersand pastel board
5 x 7"

Here's my drawing for the November VSD. And I just have to say, I love participating in this monthly draw-fest. It's so much fun to interpret the reference photo in my own way and then check in on the other artists to see what they've done. I'm always amazed at how we all see things so differently and yet, each artist makes such wonderful work.

Check it out if you haven't yet here. You'll see links to work from all the participating artists on Sunday, November 23.

And, hey, if you can draw, you ought to give it a try. Be fearless!

13 comments:

The Tile Lady said...

Your Virtual Sketch is just wonderful! The play of light is perfect! I had planned to participate this time, but will have to wait till the next one. All my best--
Marie

Stacy said...

Rhonda, your colored pencil drawing is lovely! I like the softness of the background and that little addition of purple in the green trees. I like the warmth of the tree too and that one sharp leaf shadow on the left hand trunk. Very nicely done!

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

The whole feel of this piece is right. The movement of you give your stroke adds so much. The way you have used the purple works brilliantly at complementing all the autumn colours. Great job:)

Andy said...

Rhonda this is excellent, you've got a great individual style that I like very much. The colours are terrific and bright and I love seeing the directional strokes you use.

Jan Pope said...

Great job accenting the lights and shadows. I really like this.

Paulette said...

A morning walk in the woods on a perfect day is the feeling I get.
Really great work!

laura said...

Beautiful--great color choices--you really improved on the original there! and wonderful, bright light!

Regina Calton Burchett said...

This is just wonderful! Such a soft, impressionist piece, and great colors. Ahhh. I simply love it!!!

Rhonda Bartoe Tucker said...

Marie, Stacy, Sheona, Andy, Jan, Paulette, Laura and Regina,
Thank you, thank you for your kind and inspiring comments. Because I work alone, getting such positive feedback truly inspires me. Thanks so much!

Brenda Yarborough said...

Gorgeous cp work!! The tree and leaf shadows are terrific and I especially like the soft background -- a very nice interpretation!!

Jo Castillo said...

I love the colors in this and the drawing is superb.

Lenore said...

Beautiful colour and Wow! what a gorgeous drawing.

Lenore

BMoon said...

Oh you've made this so deliciously warm and inviting, like very late summer, still sultry, but the harbingers of autumn are all around. LOVELY.