“To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.” – August Rodin
Remembering my promise to draw a blade of grass or two, I searched for worthy specimens of dried grass and worked a little each night before going to sleep. Missing the ‘Thursday Timeout for Art,’ I pondered waiting until next week to share the drawings. Ailsa’s travel theme for the week is GRASS, the perfect nudge to share these quite-tardy images.
I enjoyed limiting myself to one blade per session, and I spent half an hour to an hour on each one. After sharpening my pencils (I keep four or five handy so that I don’t have to stop often to sharpen the points.)
The next time you see an unkempt corner of overgrown grass, look for the beauty in each blade!
Even though I’m presently immersed in the cloud-forest environment where the artistic options are endless, I enjoyed the challenge of drawing these blades of grass. For more inspiration, check out other posts about grass HERE on Ailsa’s site.
The week has been super busy, and your comments and best wishes are greatly appreciated. All is going well with the preparations for my friends’ move, and we’re hoping that the treatments will be as effective as hoped. Julie will be touched by the outpouring of get-well wishes from around the globe.
Thanks, as always, for your support. Z
Barbara Scott said:
Love the leaves …
Barbara Schutt said:
I love them, too, and how we get to see the progression of your work. Fantastic!
As I say, the artist shows the rest of us how beautiful our world is! Thanks, Z.
Frankly, I didn’t much enjoy the first balde of grass. However, when you added the others, the entire piece came to such beautiful life I loved It!
I love your drawings of grass! I’m so envious of your artistic talents, Lisa! I appreciate grasses in all their stages of unkemptness. 🙂
Lovely! Best wishes to your friend, for successful treatment and good health!
Sue Dreamwalker said:
Love the sequence photo’s of how you built up your drawing image. Wonderful 🙂
Hi Lisa, I love watching your drawing progressively emerging from the white paper. It is magic !
I love too ( and overall ) reading that you are now perfectly OK.
Good luck and best wishes to your friend too….
I’ve grown increasingly interested in and fond of grasses since my trip to the Tallgrass Prairie in Kansas. For most of my life, grass equaled lawn, and there really isn’t much interesting about that: uniformity of color and height is the name of that game. But native grasses? Wonderful, and you’ve captured this one (and its new companions) beautifully.
And just today I learned a little verse to distinguish grasses from sedges: “sedges have three edges”!
You probably know I love grasses, so this one really appeals to me. I love the simplicity and composition here, so graceful. You can read a lot into it when it’s just a few blades of faded grass. Fabulous.
Alison and Don said:
A beautiful drawing, it’s just lovely. Interesting to see the progression.
Your work is always amazing to see, do love the development stages as we can see how the drawing progresses. Gorgeous work Z!
Rodin never saw an overweight man in a Speedo. There is an image for the “thinker” to chew on. I could not resist, so please forgive. Take care, amiga. BTG
And the collection of single blades of grass makes for a bouqet of beauty and grace.
Z, you have just reminded me of a beautiful project my brother did when he was a youngster; a collection of different grasses in Fiji. It was beautiful.
Equipping The Saints said:
May I say that I really love your posts? Please keep up the good work. I hope to hear from you soon. Please be safe.
love your grass, please let Julie know she ‘s in our thoughts and prayers, hugs amiga
never looked at grass like that before.Really beautiful work.