Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Golf Course Lighthouse, Metrobeach

This picture was taken in March several years ago--the lighthouse has since been refurbished, but I like this picture.

Also, here are my two latest Sketchbook works:

I sort blobbed this up a little.

It has a story. Onondaga Lake, in Syracuse, NY, where I used to live, is one of the most polluted lakes in the country if not the world. I was there one day walking and taking pictures when a migrant worker drove up in his pick-up truck, got out, and washed up in the toxic waters of the lake. A storm was approaching--I tried to tell him that the water wasn't clean, but he didn't understand me. I was thinking the storm was a figurative one as well as a literal one.

I had some problems with this, and may try it again sometime.


This is my third page in Ballookey's Mole. It is an illustration (or study for an illustration) from my as yet untitled brand newly written children's book. The temporary title is, Jacob, Merjon, and the Dream Fish. It's (obviously) a children's picture book. This page occurs several pages into the book, but it's the first one I've done. I have not decided yet what medium I want to work in, but I kind of like the line drawing. However, I wanted fog, and I don't know how to create fog in a line drawing in pen and ink. Micron 005 pen. Click image to view larger--click again to view even larger.

I've been very busy with my art and writing, which is why I have not been blogging much! (Deadlines!)


Rose said...

I love that line drawing....I also like the lighthouse...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Rose! :-D I appreciate your kindness. :-D

Lowell said...

You're packing a lot in one post, Mary! :-)

I really like the lighthouse photo, too. And the painting of the lake with the backstory is beautiful and interesting.

The line drawing works for me, but I don't know how to do fog, either.

Where in Texas are you? That used to be our old stomping ground years ago...can't imagine being without a computer. I'd probably shrivel up and die! ;-)

Be safe!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Jacob!!

Dallas. Went to cedar hill state park last night. Took pix, but not sure I know how to post them.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yeah, no computer!