Saturday, February 16, 2013

DC - To the Lighthouse

'the lighthouse' - graphite and watercolor/watercolor pencils in 8x6 epsilon
'The lighthouse was then a silvery, misty-looking tower with a yellow eye, that opened suddenly, and softly in the evening'.
-Virginia Woolf
'To the Lighthouse'

Our Drawing Challenge this time - lighthouse - was presented to us by the amazing artist-blogger Renilde.  You would be wise to follow the beacon over to her place where more lighthouses are gleaming.  (Drawing Challenges are open to one and all; I have found them to be not only excellent fun, but a source of convivial comrades and mind expanding images).

12 comments:

  1. This reminds me of something really funny -- many years ago I was with a friend in upstate NY and we saw a blurb in a strip mall from someone looking for help. The ad said "Light house keeping." We thought, "where the heck is there an lighthouse around here?" LOL
    Have a great weekend. Love your drawing. xo

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  2. oh, this is a wonderful, wonderful painting, sus... wow...

    xoxo

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  3. Oh my gosh I love this sailor's green eyes. The intent in his gaze. It's so awesome. What art Sus!!! *smiles* Norma, x

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  4. The colours are amazing especially the blue beret such a fabulous image holding the lighthouse in his hand. Love it!

    Helen :)

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  5. your work is funny and touching at the same time Sus,the sailor's hat and marine shirt, the hand holding the small lighthouse and the flashes reflecting in the eyes; together it makes your work amusing and interesting, thanks dear Sus, xx

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  6. Susan, what a transfixed expression on your sailor/captain figure. Ahh to hold the light on one's palm. Also I love that you also print!. Oh I just saw Naorma's comment...we are thinking along the same "expression" lines.

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  7. These eyes, dear Sus!
    The whole gesture... what a power... to hold this lighthouse in his hands... very forceful. And I like Virginia Woolfs writing very much... its vivid! as your drawing.... its a great drawing! wow!

    Love
    x Ariane.

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  8. and i still haven't read it, although now i have both the translated and original version. what to think of that? agree with ariane.. thse eyesssssss....
    n♥

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  9. Her lighthouse and happiness makes me smile, Sus.

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  10. Wow! Such an intense view! Look at these green eyes!

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