Saturday, March 24, 2007

Hocus Focus

I have so many things on my mind to blog about, but I can not focus on one. Scatter brained? I suppose I am. And I have so many things to do as well. I start one project and then go on to another one. I get sidetracked so easily. I need to focus. I thought I would resume painting what I have started a while back, so I started clearing my drawing table of junk. I then got my palette and scraped the dried up oil paint that has been sitting there for months. I got those 2 things done. Got my easel with the unfinished painting on it and dusted it. Somewhere along the way I got distracted by something. Soon the cleared drawing table started to fill up with junk once again.

Now I remember what had caught my eye and distracted me. It was a pencil drawing I have done, 2 of them in fact. One was of little Sue's when she was 5 years old and the other was of Eddie's when he was of the same age. Eddie is 5 years older than Sue, but those were the 2 pictures of them I found nearby when I thought I should try pencil drawing. I had done portrait before when I was in college, but that was a long time ago. And those days I used grid. Now I thought maybe I should not do that and do more freehand style. Grid for a small drawing, I think, is amateurish. It would be alright to use it for a big painting as in a mural, like those I've seen on the side of skyscrapers. Come to think of it. I should take a picture of one of those murals in downtown Los Angeles when I happen to be there. I hardly go there anymore. It takes about 50 minutes driving time to get there. And then there's the parking that would take more time to find.



3 B pencil on 8 1/2" x 11" plain paper

12 comments:

ann said...

Hello Mari! Are they your kids? You've got the talent in sketching. Don't let other things ruin your mood.

Thanks for the visit and have a nice day!

tina said...

nice sketch.

thanks for dropping by. have a nice day.

Mari said...

ann: Yes, they are mine. I know a little bit of sketching...that's all...not much.

tina: Thanks for the kind words.

And thanks to you both for dropping by. Come and visit again.

D'Chrysalis2024 said...

Well done Mari. Lovely kids...Those were the then images, how about the now? How old are they presently? Can we have a glimpse of the dad too? Thanks for sharing...take care....DChrysalis2024

nini said...

holy macaroni! you're a real artist my dear friend. and now sketching too. that's not a little bit of sketching - you're very humble.

Nin-

Mari said...

DC: Thanks for your nice comment.

Nini: You got holy macaroni, I got holy mackerel. Which one should we cook for dinner? Ha ha Hey, thanks for coming by again.

ghee said...

hi Mari!!
ang galing ng sketch mo dear.you are an artist :)thanx for sharing.

hey,i have a request?pwede makahingi ng small pic mo?o kung ayaw mong ma expose,any avatar kaya?para sana sa blog anniv presentation ko,you`re one of my top commentators kasi :)

regrds!!!
ghee

Mari said...

Thanks, Ghee. I am so honored to be included in your anniversary. Yehey! An avatar would probably work better. Please, send me an email.

vk said...

i like little Sue...........

i remember in our vacation in Gardasee-Italy.....while roaming around, my daughter saw this Man in the street paint, using charcoal....

he can paint really very wonderful...and Kim says she likes to be paint.

Only i think 20 mins. her painting is finished.....using a hand only....he is invalid?

And costed only 18 euro…..1 euro is 63.80 pesos-presently rate.

She hangs in her room until now……….

Thanks……..

Mari said...

Vk, if that man finished it in 20 minutes, he is a professional painter. He makes good money with 18 Euros for that length of time.

Thanks for sharing.

vk said...

yes Mari......
can i share to you the pics, of him, this is already old, kasi maliit pa si kim, pls. if you have time, view this,....
sa street lang talaga siya....

http://www.b-lamberz.de/html/gardasee_48.html

website ito ng asawa ko.....thanks ha?

Mari said...

vk, ang galeng niya. Professional ito. Alam mo mahirap ang mukha ng tao...but I want to keep doing it so someday it would be easy for me to do it. I will visit your husband's blogsite again.

Thanks for sharing.