Friday, September 12, 2014

Whispers -Paint Party Friday


If you have been a follower of my art blog, you will likely recognize this lovely girl's face.  I've known Melissa since she was a tiny girl.  We have been pals for most of her life.  She and her family often model for me, so her face shows up a lot in my artwork.  She is not only beautiful, but her heart is dear, sweet and good.

My children gave me a sketchbook with toned paper last Christmas.  I have had so much fun with it!  To create the drawing above, I used white and black Prismacolor pencils.  It is a whole new way of thinking through a drawing!


Now a peek into my sketchbook.  Here is a pen and ink drawing of my darling little niece and her special little friends.  Of course, there may be a hidden critter or two, in the foliage!

Have a lovely day and Happy Paint Party Friday!

34 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful work again, Beth, the portrait is fantastic. Hugs, Valerie

Deann said...

Love your beige tone paper you worked it so well she is just beautiful and the other picture is a delight as is the river rock.

Faye said...

Beth, your works are fantastic. I love the face.

sharon said...

Love these so much, I am drawn very much to the wonderful sketch/drawing from your sketchbook.

GlorV1 said...

Just beautiful Beth. The portrait is fantastic. I love how it came out. Both are great. Have a wonderful weekend.

Leovi said...

Very interesting, I was trapped in her eyes!

Christine said...

oh just lovely work today Beth!

Giggles said...

Beth you are so talented!! I love Melissa's pretty face, this is such a unique take too!! The one of your niece is fabulous too!! Great detail!

Hugs Giggles

Sirkka said...

Your art work is amazing, Beth. Lovely face of your neace.

Abigail Davidson said...

Your ink drawing is so sweet, and beautiful use of drawing on toned paper. Looks so lovely!

Michael said...

Wow, Beth, your artwork in incredily detailed. Amazing stuff. I found you through a comment you left on Alexandra's last post.

that top piece is beautiful and I can't even imagine drawing something so detailed as that line drawing with all those plants and animals. I can only imagine what it will look like coloured in! Great job.

Twist of Pink said...

Beth there is so much detail & thought in your drawings! Such great works. Working on toned paper looks to be interesting. Happy PPF!

susupetal said...

That tone paper looks great! Must be inspiring!

Your portrait of Melissa is beautiful, I love the light and shadows on her skin.

Claire said...

She is indeed beautiful - a lovely portrait! And thanks for visiting - have a great week :)

Debbie said...

Your sketches are wonderful! You are certainly gifted!

BLOGitse said...

I like the color of the portrait paper. Looks very stylish with your beautiful drawing...

Aga Gasiniak said...

Beautiful and tender creations! Lovely work. Thank you for sharing!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the way you only framed your friend's face with some strands of her hair, as if she was picking through the paper. Your nieces ink drawing is fascinating with all its detail. Blessings!

denthe said...

That sketch is so beautiful and I love the use of the white pencil. Very effective! And that sketch ..... Wow, you have so much patience drawing al those flowers. Amazing work!

alarmcat said...

i love both pieces in your post today. i'm especially intrigued with your sketchbook. so many little details...i kept looking and looking. so many things to find :)

Carol said...

Love the face and the drawing with your niece is beautiful too.

Linda Kunsman said...

your portrait is gorgeous Beth, and the details in your second project is really fantastic!

SLScheibe said...

Love the pretty girl on the toned paper! It's a wonderful drawing and the illustration / lineart is so adorable and sweet! Lovely pieces :)

Fallingladies said...

I love working on toned paper too, such a wonderful neutral look! I love that sketch too...

TexWisGirl said...

both precious works!

Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

All that detail..wow!! It must take you forever to do a page. I envy your patience. :)

Annette G said...

Love your beautiful drawings Beth. Happy PPF, Annette x

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Tammie Lee said...

oh my goodness Beth
the first is a beauty
the second is charming as can be!
lovely weekend to you!

Karla B said...

Gorgeous work, my friend!

Studio Kaufmann said...

What an amazing portrait Beth and I love all the little critters in your other drawing. Happy PPF

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a lovely drawing and lovely girl. I like the previous art, too!
I'm such an amateur, but find it relaxing as the pros really inspire me.

Teresa Arsenault said...

What a dreamy face. She seems to grow out of the page.

peggy gatto said...

I love this sweet sketch!!

scapmanufaktur said...

Wow I love your sketches! Superb