Boston Shift

sadie dog_geverettstudio19

I’m not sure where I’m heading, but I needed to start a larger drawing. I’ve spent loads of time researching ideas and keep coming back to the desire of drawing animals on a bit larger scale. This isn’t super large (paper dimensions: 45 mm x 61 mm), but it might get my energy flowing. The subject matter is Sadie, a Boston Terrier owned by a friend. She doesn’t know that I”m working on the image. Maybe I’ll eventually have something to share with them.ย  My goal is to start loosening up with animal portraits. Subjects are all around me at home and in nosework class.

Stepping back in time, I had wanted to create big charcoal drawings while at university. I was actually lined up to join a collective studio space of painters, but things shifted and I moved away from drawing. However, way back in the deep recesses of my brain I’ve been holding onto the idea even if I didn’t realize it! Botanical images have moved aside to welcome birds and mammals. This feeling is real and I need to grasp it!

Oh, famous last words… we shall see what next week brings forward!



Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

2 thoughts on “Boston Shift

  1. This is a gorgeous drawing. We met a Boston Terrier called Frank when we were climbing a local mountain, Pen-y-Fan. Frank wee-ed over Melvyn ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh how I laughed!!!

    1. I’m always amazed when dogs do that (having been wee-ed on by several dogs). Hopefully Melvyn wasn’t too emotionally crushed by Frank’s action. ๐Ÿ™‚

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