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A WEEK IN THE CLOUD

The week between Christmas and New Years is a little surreal to me. It’s a regular week, but it’s not, it’s time in limbo. Real, but out of the ordinary, like files in the Cloud.

There have been better holiday weeks, than this in 2020. It’s been a rough year, for everyone. People are looking forward to the future, but quite honestly, I think people are looking quite longingly at the past.

So, this is a post about Winter Past

January 2nd

This is my favorite picture of winter. It’s the quiet time after Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Fesitvus, has passed. Even Greedfest,as a good friend used to call it.

I’m thinking of the past in New York City, the City that Never Sleeps, as it sleeps in winter.

We all have memories, both good and bad to look back on. I have faith, that as time passes, we will add to our good memories, even during these rough times.

Happy New Year, Everyone!

WTH?….or, What Happened Here?

I was going through my old winter drawings, looking for something, damned if I can remember what.  I came across this, which failed in the purpose of a cheerful winter beach.  The figure is alone and looks lonely.  It looks like the mood I had that winter…lonely, blue, and wondering why the heck I’d ever moved from NYC.

 

Totally, totally wrong. It was meant to be an interpretation of a real event in my life.  The day was cold, but bright and clear.  I was with my then boyfriend, early in our relationship.  The general emotion was that of the excitement of being deeply in love, and being loved back.  That day, that morning was one the most joyful memories of my life.

But this drawing ….looks pretty damned depressing.

The name of this drawing was “Winter Beach”.  While I was drawing the revision I intended to call it “Winter Beach 2”.  My current boyfriend came along and said it was “Two People Looking at a Wave”.  So, here it is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making Waves…A Work in Progress

I must say, I’m getting intrigued by portraying irregular shapes with varied luminosity.  Clouds, and waves are a challenge that is not easy.  Since I often do things the hard way, it’s right up my alley.

I’m doing the wave in layers of different colors, much the way painters use glazes.  I hope that it gives a sense of transparency to the water.

Anyway, first step.

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And the sketch.

Remember This?

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This was my half-rear-ended attempt at a seascape from memory.  I don’t give up though.  Winter beaches are a favorite experience for me, and one that brings back romantic memories of when I was young.  So, I’m going to attempt one again, only with better copy to work from.

So, its a complicated drawing to do, and I may be in over my head.  Wish me luck!

 

Also, I have put a number of items up on Ebay…just search my name, Roxanne Baldwin