Chalk drawing

Chalk drawing

23 March 2020

Hello everybody and I hope you are sound and safe at home or elsewhere.

This is my new attempt since a while with chalk. With everyone self-isolated or almost, it seemed like a good idea to start with this again.

 

The last time I drew with chalk was almost 3 years ago so I became rusty again at it. The chalk I ordered was quite small so difficult to maneuver and disappeared quite quickly but I hope you will like this all the same.

 

Stay blessed, stay safe until this whole thing blows over, hopefully in time to let us enjoy some spring.

 

The Illusionist Main Theme Philip Glass

Sunday musings : Resilience

Sunday musings : Resilience

17 March 2019

 

Trying my hand again at sketches with a focus on nudes ; sketching to the tune of jazz.

 

I called the portrait « Resilience ». It is perhaps one of the traits that I favour most in human beings. Whatever we go through in life, a little bit of music, giving free course to our imagination and the exercise of our hobbies together with this trait allow us to go through many situations that we initially thought insurmountable. So here’s to resilience and to the great all at once soothing and stimulating effect of jazz.

Click on the thumbnails to see the larger version

Hey Laura – Gregory Porter

Pencil sketches

Pencil sketches

29 August 2017

Stabat Mater copy

 

Today I am sharing two divergent moods in the sketches. One is of a flamenco dancer having fun and one is a drawing inspired by the cover of the CD of Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

 

I thought the sombre vis-à-vis light mood was quite interesting to look at and hope you like them.

 

Flamenco dancer

How do you leave the one you love – Katherine Jenkins

Sketch and song of Eva Cassidy

Sketch and song of Eva Cassidy

19 August 2017

 

I was listening to this beautiful soul’s songs and had an urge to connect with her in a deeper way so made a sketch of her.

 

I listened to a number of her songs while I drew and while Autumn leaves was the one I felt she sang with the most fervour, I liked more, for personal reasons, her interpretation of Ain’t no sunshine. The version I had always favoured was Bill Withers but I think she does this as splendidly as he did.

 

I hope you enjoy both the sketch and the song.

Eva Cassidy

 

Ain’t no sunshine – Eva Cassidy