Tuesday, January 24, 2012

One Thing After Another





...approx.  8 1/2" x 11"... a page in my sketchbook... drawing and lettering... pen, brush, ink, watercolor



27 comments:

Valerianna said...

Beautiful page of intrigue!

Penny said...

Love it. wish my lettering was as good.

George said...

Sensational! If I were inclined to envy, I would envy your talent.

Owen said...

I am inclined to envy and I envy your talent enormously... for whatever reasons I can't draw worth a burnt skillet of baked beans. So when I see that people, like your good self, can fill up whole sketch books with the most beguiling and beautiful creations like this, I am in awe... bravo Gwen, it looks like you are just having too much fun. Now, important question : What's in that keg, and where is the mug to go with it ??? ;-)

Guillaume said...

It's just beautiful.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you all, my dears.. I wish the photograph was a little clearer.. not so good trying to take a detailed picture on a very overcast dull day with natural light when I have questions about my camera and I need better glasses.... enough excuses tho! .. but the days are getting longer now so that's a positive thing.... and Owen, funny you should ask, I did a mug the night before last...

pRiyA said...

Wow! That's a fantastic page. It would look great as a poster to hang on the wall too I think.

louciao said...

Boys oh boys! That's some fun you've got going on there. Funny how one thing leads to another...I wonder what an analyst would make of the associations. But ours is not to wonder why but to merely enjoy.

Steven Cain said...

wee blue bird...

wonderful... I have a wall you can cover with doodles, if you're not too busy.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Haha.. Thank you. it would be dangerous to analyze artsy peoples brains... long, winding, steep, twisted, forked journeys... wouldn't trade it tho.

Olivier Klastat said...

Detailed, colorful, structured and stylish: deep!

Nice work.

Yours sincerely and appreciative

O. Klastat

pauline said...

Gwen, i'm always thrilled whenever i see a new post by you. :-)
What a fun & fantastic journal page!! I spent a good while looking at each thing and each little doodled illustration brought a smile to my face. I LOVE the steeples!! Your lettering is great too. So inspiring to see your work. I'll be back. xoxo

acornmoon said...

This would make a beautiful silk scarf design.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Fasinating page. It kept me busy for a long time absorbing each nuance. I love the vibrant colours, the varied creations and trying to discern how one links to another. Great creative fun! Thanks.

laura said...

So much fun to let my eye just wander around this astounding page!
I love lettering, an unexplored element in my own painting!

Ruth said...

Love love love love love! I love lettering too, and this is just SO satisfying, Gwen. From fish to dogs to hummingbirds, and all that is between, I feel inspired. I think I would find something new if I gazed at this page 100 times. Love your work.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi All, it was great fun... Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me and leaving me a comment... I appreciate it.

sea fringed edge said...

Love your style, trains of thought and observations. I love words, love wordsmithing and of course my own art and craft efforts but oh how I wish I could draw and paint like this!

herhimnbryn said...

Glorious! Lots to ponder on.

Sandy said...

Oh...this is so nice, I love looking around and seeing what you have drawn.

Shayla said...

delightful! btw, I saw someone wearing your earrings and recognized the design right away. I guess she's from your area and got them for Christmas.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks so much, everyone... I always find this time of year is a good time to explore... but it's hard to narrow it down to just a few things.

Guillaume said...

Oh Gwen you have received an award on my blog. Come and pick it up when you can.

kathymccreedy said...

Hey Gwen!!! I'm SO glad you stopped by!!! Thank you for your very kind comments, I really appreciate them! LOVE, love, love this drawing and lettering piece... so much going on and so many colors... just wonderful! And your post on the sketches of ears... SO interesting and stimulating, and like you, I thought "Who'd have thought ears could be so interesting?!?"... beautiful sketches, thank you for sharing them with us!!!
I've missed you!
xoxo

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you Guillaume!

Hi Kathy.. So thrilled to see you too.. Thanks for dropping by.. Your work has always been an inspiration to me.. "You are the Queen of Calligraphy"!!!

elena nuez said...

just amazing!!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Elena, Thank you... It was one of those things that was hard to know when to stop.