Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Comes Early

Stream Study -7 1/2 x 6 3/4
Vine Charcoal on Strathmore paper
Available at Deborah Paris Fine Art

For artists there are few things that can match the excitement of new materials. A trip to the art supply store is like a pilgrimage. Living in a very rural area has curtailed that particular pleasure for me, as my supplies these days arrive in bundles from the UPS guy. Still, one of the first things I do when a new roll of canvas arrives is unwrap it and unroll just a little so I can feel and smell it.

A few weeks ago artist Brian McGurgan mentioned on his blog a source for paper-Twinrocker Handmade Paper. As I am teaching an online class on drawing and painting trees soon, Ive been trying out different papers for pencil and charcoal. So, I ordered their sample swatch set and a few small sheets of one of their papers. What pure delight to open that package and find such beautiful papers! That day the UPS guy looked a lot like Santa.


Gregory Becker said...

You have some mad drawing skills Deborah. Good to see the drawings. You can tell so much about someone through their drawings. I can tell your love and skill walk side by side.

Double "D" said...

I can see the thrill of the paper with
your simple drawing and how understated
but very informational. Great job and effect.
I would order more paper.

Deborah Paris said...

What a very lovely thing to say Gregory-thank you!

Hi Doug- thanks-already done!

Nancy Moskovitz, artist said...

I am thoroughly enjoying this series of drawings you are posting. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Nancy!

billspaintingmn said...

I love your art. Soothing.
Merry Christmas Deborah!

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Bill and Merry Christmas to you too!