Charcoal on 11″ x 14″ paper
I enjoy experimenting with charcoal and creating interesting textures. I was not going to use the white chalk, as I think too much use of it can inadvertently cool the painting and destroy the delicateness of a drawing. I decided to go ahead and play with the white chalk anyway because there wasn’t enough contrast and variations in tones since I drew this on a lighter toned paper. I still prefer to draw on a medium-ranged toned paper. I decided to use my imagination for most of the landscape. The tree, however, is based on one I saw in a garden. I admired the strangely angled branches and the moss covering the leaves, as if it had a story to tell.
I could not get an image like this off of my mind so I decided to draw it. I would love to focus on clouds using toned paper.
Charcoal drawing on toned paper: https://vanessawithun.com
I know it has been forever since I have posted anything at all! I have to admit, I was going through a rough period in my life, but, thankfully, I am doing much better!
I have been keeping up with my artwork, and I was happy to have participate in Sulfur Studio’s “Tondo in Toto” Show in April of this year. So what have I been up to? Well, my family and I may be moving in the next few months. There are several places we are looking at, but my aim is to move overseas. I am excited for what is to come, and will update my blog once I know my destination!
Also, you can listen to my recent mini interview with Rob from WRUU in Ssvannah, our local radio station here (The last 4 minutes): https://www.wruu.org/broadcasts/10799/
As the interview pointed out, I am excited to announce that my show “Windows” is up for the month of May. The closing reception is on the 24th from 6 pm to 9 pm.
“Look Down,” for me, is about exploring and discovery. It takes on a playful perspective and calls us to see the world in child-like manner. Sometimes we become distracted with our own thoughts and fail to notice the beauty around us. The model for this painting is my daughter, and, of course, she was delighted to hear that it will be featured in a selected group exhibition at Sulfur Studios in Savannah, GA from March 21st to April 6th.
Another painting based on the Savannah Wildlife Refuge. There is one tree in particular that stands out to me each time that I visit. The changing colors during the cold months are very apparent.
Even when using my own photographs as a reference, it seems as if the clouds depicted within a painting take its own shape and has its own movement.
My family and I drove by a farm just 10 miles out of Savannah and could not stop admiring the orange fields. I am loving the changes in color during the fall.