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Autumn Already?

Yes, it’s fall, and I’m enjoying it.  Today was a crisp, bright day, with a sapphire sky.  I went to the local farmer’s market.  Apple and pears abounded-not to mention pumpkins. No, I’m not talking about my cat again.  I’m talking about the raw materials for jack-o-lanterns.

My very first autumn picture in colored pencil is this:  Autumn Song.

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Didn’t have the best of cameras when I did it. Or rather, photographed it.

And October Fruit Loops, for, why not?

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Or this:

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And this little nameless one:

 

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I used to hate fall.  It meant back to school, and the doorway into winter.  The ugly yellow of school busses was more dismal than ever.  Not to talk about the rain!  Okay, I will anyway.

But now I don’t  mind an occasional fall rain.  The purple sky clashes beautifully with the orange trees.  With a dash of red to tie it together.

(Please, Powers that Be, notice I said an OCCASIONAL fall rain)

So, my  latest, but not so greatest:  This is a little one, still nameless.

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What I do like about it is the little figure in a raincoat scurrying by.  My first try with that image was in a larger version of the rainbow drawing.  It came out awful.   Yes, offal.

But this makes me think that possibly or a least in the realm of possibilities, a good full sized drawing.  It better be good, I have one sheet of paper left until my next paycheck.  Gratefully, that’s coming up this Friday.  Thank God, for the day job.

 

Oh, yeah…and this one.

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All Good Things

Part of what has been going on is that I ended my relationship of 23 years.  My life has been in a bit of a disarray, so I haven’t gotten around to doing any artwork for a while.  So,  I thought, for those of you who haven’t seen them, some artwork dealing with relationships:

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The beginning

 

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The maturation

 

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The ending

 

And so it goes.

Trucking…like the Do Da man…………

Somewhere, deep in the Midwest, a man (or a woman) is driving a brown truck to a small town destination in Iowa.  When the package he or she delivers, finally gets to this house in this is isolated area, presumably Friday, I will unveil my last drawing.  In the meantime, I’m just trucking along.

Some of you may remember this past summer I came up with this, also featured in my failures of 2014 post.

 

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Completely missed what my intention was….some colorful female alien wrestling with a shadow in a bow-tie was far from what I had in mind.  I was going through a kind of rough relationship time, and I think it shows.

But I still am intrigued by the idea of a dancing couple.  My thought is a relationship is a dance, always moving, always give and take.  Or to paraphrase Woody Allen, you’ve got a dead shark.

Anyway, part of the problem with the above sketch is that I did the figures from my imagination.  Didn’t do too bad a job, thanks to drawing so many naked people in art school.  However it just wasn’t hitting what I wanted.  So, I took a pic from the internet, to be changed greatly, so as not to violate copyright.

 

Argh, couldn’t find it…must be on the other computer.  So, I give you this.

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And so, I keep working on the sketch.  It’s shaping up to be a blast from the past!