Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Max



A quick sketch of my son, Max, after a day of biking 'round the village.





Most often... not without his red hoody...





....always... tousled hair astray...



...his set of wheels...

and a hot, hazy, breezy July afternoon.......




approx. 8½" x 12" ..... uni-ball vision waterproof pen in ringed sketchbook

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17 comments:

Anet said...

Ah, love the hair!!!
He looks a bit like his dad, doesn't he?

Gwen Buchanan said...

Yes Anet, and he is getting almost as tall as him too... kids grow up way too fast!!!

Jo Horswill said...

Do you find as they get older, you need to sketch quicker...or is it the other way around???
Lovely lines Gwen...
So, hoodies are a global fashion statement :)

Bill Evertson said...

I love the line work. Whenever the sketch books of an artist is on display i want to see them. What were they really thinking. Beautiful passes of the pen.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hey Jo, Fun! I have to get him when he is worn out.
oh yeah, he has to have his hoody... and it is getting threadbare. I had to sneak it away to fix the holes!

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Thanks Bill, ... I really love peeking into artists sketchbooks,and lives, too!

Sharon said...

He does have the best hair ever! Oh, and I love your porch rocker. What a gorgeous piece of furniture.

Sandy said...

I like line work...really cool Gwen.

Ruth said...

I do love line drawings. From what I've seen of Max, you caught his look. Again, he reminds me of my friend Inge's son before he cut his hair short.

The porch is so beautiful. What you and John did designing the boards, both the floor and the ceiling, it must be very soothing to sit there and look out at the view 180 degrees.

Is that your sketch book on the chair arm?

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks, Sandy and Sharon. We came across the old rocker last year at the Giant Flea Market they have every year in Sussex, NB... It had sat in a fellows barn for years and was covered with tons of black sooty dirt... but it looked like it needed a home.. he only wanted $10 or $20 bucks for it.... so we found a way to cram it in the car...

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Ruth, It is mesmerizing sitting out there.. every day I shake my head and say, "I can't believe we live here"!!

Yes that's my sketch book lying there on the arm of the old chair .. this is the time of year we use the verandah the most.. so hot at times... good to relish a bit of shade...
I know I should practice sketching more .. if only the day was longer.. do I say that too much?

herhimnbryn said...

G'day!
Thankyou for your kind comment over at my blog. Lovely to meet you. Your blog is gorgeous and I will drop by again.

mansuetude said...

hello Gwen: thanks for your comments on my blog. I love your blog--not just the images and the setting; the art and soul of the attitude. A beautiful place to live (conceptually and literally).

Ruth said...

mansuetude is so right about the art and soul here, not just the images and setting.

No, you don't say it too much. Even if you didn't say it, I would feel it - when it comes to you, and your creative energies.

Robyn said...

Lovely drawing, Gwen. I love the rocker and the beautiful view.

denise said...

Love the hair (and what a view you have from that porch!). I love seeing sketches and artists notebooks...in quick sketches to see which details were focused on, important, or how familiar the subject appears to have been. So interesting. Lovely sketch.

Gwen Buchanan said...

mansuetude, You made me feel very good. thank you!!
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Thank you Ruth and Robyn, you are always too kind!!

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Denise, I love how you look at things! very thoughtful comments, Thank-you ...

and I don't know how you find time to do all the things you do!!!

Shelley said...

Gwen, you have captured Max well. Love the lines.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Shelley!