Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Random sketch of a door...


Graphite on sketch paper 80lb.

For the past few days I have been feeling like I am on a treadmill on the steepest slope setting, going faster than what is in my typical running pace...

This being said, unfortunately I do not have a current painting or sketch to upload. This pencil sketch was completed a few years ago when I was trying to decide if I prefer sketching with a mechanical pencil, lead holder, or a regular pencil. So this drawings was completed with 2B & 4B leads in the various methods. I have since decided that when using graphite, I prefer using a lead holder and selecting my lead hardness from the various Turqouise leads available. I like how with a lead pointer one can get a super fine line, and if you twirl the holder while drawing a line, the point can stay for awhile. I also like the sustainablity of it, I only need one lead holder and a container with the various leads.

Later this week I will probably post some more sketches and thoughts, I just cannot guarantee any new paintings for a bit. I am working on building a website and some other "back of house" projects that require time and effort, they just do not show visible results with postings on this blog. Please be patient, and I expect by the first week in September all the end of summer goals and tasks will be completed and I will be back to making paintings and postings.

Thanks, and have a great Labor Day Weekend! Liz

13 comments:

ofifteen said...

very nice sketch!

ofifteen
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E. Floyd said...

Thanks Ofifteen. Also, thanks for leaving a link to your website. I love lifestyle and design blogs!

Paula Villanova said...

Best of luck during this stretch of time. Your productivity will simply follow a different path but it will ultimately free you up for when you continue with your painting. I like this sketch (is it Mexico?) and I love looking at work from my own "archives" as well as that of others because it's always interesting to see the consistent threads in our work over the years. Thanks for the info about the lead holder; I have not used one of those for sketches but I think I will look into it.

E. Floyd said...

Hi Paula,

You are so right, I will still be creating, just in a different manner.

For the lead holders, I have found that the turqouise leads are the best brand as they really have fine high quality graphite.

Ed Terpening said...

I know how you feel. There are so many things we need to do to support our art business. We all need assistants, wouldn't that be nice?

Jack Riddle said...

Eliabeth--your work is worth waiting for-not to worry. The peachy piece will hold me for a while. Beautiful work!

E. Floyd said...

Paula, I forgot to say... the image is from Spain, somewhere in Andalucia, I think Cordoba...

Hi Ed, having an assistant would really make things great... however I am happy working on all aspects, it makes the creating part so much more rewarding!

E. Floyd said...

Thanks for the very nice comment Jack! I appreciate it. Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.

Frank Gardner said...

I feel the same way sometimes Liz. Life and business get in the way of making art sometimes. Gotta do all that other stuff though. I have been trying to complete a bunch of those type tasks lately too, but I find I give up before I finish them sometimes because I get drawn back into painting.
I'll take one of those assistants Ed talks of please.

E. Floyd said...

Hi Frank,
The temptation to stop what I am working on and to paint is strong... Two full days of just doing office work and studio organization has made the desire to paint even stronger than it was on Friday... Well tomorrow is Labor Day in the states, I am going to reward myself with painting and allowing the "office work" to sit on my desk!

Liz

Laurel Daniel said...

I love the negative space and lost and found edges in this drawing! Old or new... very nice.

E. Floyd said...

Hi Laurel, old or new... it is one of my more favorite drawings as well. I was just learning about the compositional benefits of having lost and found edges when I completed this drawing...

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love it! It's timeless.

I do have a lead holder, from Art School days. Might break it out as I recently sketched a nice bridge with a #2 pencil, then, thought, I should have used 'real' pencils!
Oh well.