Sunday, June 17, 2007

Everyday Matters Challenge #123: Bell

This is a view looking out from our side deck-which is covered by an arbor from which this bell hangs. The large leaves to the left belong to a tree that is native (and revered) in our little ecosystem: a 'bigleaf magnolia'.
This beautiful, custom-made bell was given to my wife and me by her mother when we moved into our new house. Besides looking very pleasing, the bell is rung occasionally to call the cats: the three of whom use this deck to enter and exit the porch.

19 comments:

Joanne said...

I LOVE your bell and the beautiful setting you're drawn it in. This is such a nicely composed drawing. Superb.

Africantapestry said...

What a beautiful sketch and a beautiful bell. I love the fact that it's rung to call the cats!
Lovely shadings on your bell and the background
Ronell

biteyourowntail said...

I like your composition and drawing very much, the plants too are very well done.

juj said...

I really enjoyed your story and the sketch is just lovely. I really like the deep shadow towards the bottom of the composition. Your blog is great fun. I found the green pepper "experiment" especially interesting.

Tami said...

Hi, This is the first time I have been to you sketchblog. Your drawings are beautiful; glad you remembered to put your address on your EDM post...I would have missed these wonderful drawing if you hadn't

SCquiltaddict said...

terrific job!

Sandy said...

Absoluely Great Blog!!

Teri C said...

So happy you visited me so I could find your wonderful art blog. This bell is just wonderful and the line work is awesome!!!

SCquiltaddict said...

Someone near me...down by Augusta....next time i get up to ATL i will let you borrow Charley:>

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

The bells are ringing! First time to visit your site today. Thanks for visiting our blogsite. This is a lovely picture and pen and ink is fabulous to work with, so I must go shopping and buy some bottles of coloured ink. What size are your pics?
w.

Rah Kyndl said...

The drawings are done with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens 'superfine (S) #199' and 'brush (B) in Cool Grey #272' and/or Pigma Micron .01 in Black...no bottles of ink here.
My sketchbook is a 6" x 6" spiral- bound book by Canson. I think it is an 80# paper. This sketchbook is my first sketchbook I've ever pursued...and I am totally enthused by the whole process and the support from all the other artists -like yourselves-that stop by and leave kind words. Thanks.

Penny said...

this is a wonderful sketch, I love the depth of it all and the bell, I can almost hear it ringing.

phthaloblu said...

This is beautiful! Great values. Wonderful!

Alanna said...

i love your sketches, but this one in particular inspired me to leave you a comment. BEAUTIFUL! and yes, glad the bell is used for a very good cause...cats!

demibrix said...

What a wonderful collection of drawings you've made! - Barbara

caseytoussaint said...

You have managed to achieve a lot of depth in this drawing with those wonderful darks, and yet it has a lovely stylized quality to it. Very, very nice.

Serena said...

A magnificent bell and beautifully rendered ~

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks for your comment today and I love your sketchbook - you're doing some exciting work.

Col said...

Very nice! A wonderful surprise as I work back through the style of more recent drawings.