Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Is it done? Maybe?


This may be my entry to this year's CPSA show. This was my Grandfather's hand drill. He used it many years and I could almost feel the places where his fingers rested.

This drill was a pain to draw - everything had to be so precise. I don't think I could have done it, had I not taken drafting in college.

I didn't set this box on a table or add any background other than the paper color. This is fawn Stonehenge paper.

I'm never completely satisfied with any of my artwork. I always see something that needs improvement. If you're an artist, and you don't see something that needs work, then your ego may be bigger than your artwork. That's just my opinion!

However, I'm fairly satisfied with the wood grain in the box and the gear wheel. I'm still looking at it, thinking about the shadows, and highlights.

This may be the first of a series of old hand tools that have been passed down to me through the family.

In the spring and summer, I want to do flowers, so old tools may have to wait for a while.

3 comments:

A Brush with Color said...

Hello, Jan--thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comment. Nice to know another former Duke local NC person is out there! Your work is amazing--you're quite the artist! Lovely! You have a real talent. I enjoyed reading about your grandfather's tool, too. You wrote about it so eloquently.

Nicole Caulfield said...

Love this & the idea of a series on old tools! Plus I am a big fan of box still-lifes. :)

Gary Keimig said...

This is a great piece, Nicole. I would think you would do quite well in the show. When is it?
God blesss and keep up the great work