Thursday, 8 September 2011

Things I Collect



When I'm out walking or on the beach I often bring things home with me that catch my eye.  Shells, feathers, leaves and stones just to name a few.
These are a little geological collection I keep just because of the diversity between them.  The smoothness of the egg shaped pebble from the beach, the hard, sharp surface of the lava, and a rougher flat stone from a river running down from the mountains.  The last 'specimen' is a piece of stalactite  was given to me by a friend from a local excavation.
Interesting to collect and fun to paint!

21 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

These are gorgeous, Cathy!! Each one a precious and perfect jewel!!!

Ellen Burkett said...

Just beautiful drawings of simple things. Excellent!!!

Sarah Melling said...

These are gorgeous. As I was just mentioning over on Penelope Neal's blog, it's no surprise that so many artists are nature lovers, too. There's such an appreciation for the amazing artistry created by Mother Nature.

Connie said...

Such beautiful objects, and so well rendered! I accumulate pocketsful too - glad I'm not alone!

Richard Klekociuk said...

Nice work, Cathy. I collect too and I love 'beachcombing'.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

This illustration rocks! ;)

Gillian said...

A perfect way to record your collection. They'd make another encyclopaedia! You're so lucky to live near a beach. Beautiful. x

Charlotte said...

This is a lovely page- and there's something about collections of things that makes them really interesting to draw.

nanke's stuff said...

Another wonderful sketch of an interesting collection. I like it very much ... nothing new about that! nancy

frayedattheedge said...

I collect odd bits and bobs too - I just wish I could render wonderful drawings of them, as you do!!

Lynn said...

You have a good eye for finding beautiful, natural things. Those are the best things to draw. I love this sketch!

Alex said...

This one really rocks! =) Okay, that's pretty lame, but I really like them all.
Thanks for the comment

Dan Kent said...

Beautifully done - you have captured the textures and shapes perfectly.

Martine said...

Lovely collection ! I love the way you rendered the different textures !

Sue Pownall said...

I’ve enjoyed catching up with your blog after my holiday. The sketchbook project seems to be coming on well and this collection is interesting.

kazumiwannabe said...

You did such a subtle and perfect work on rendering all the different textures and nuances of colors! I love collecting stones and stuff, too, so I especially enjoyed seeing this beautiful collection!

whatidoisme said...

I love collections like this - beautifully drawn.
Sue

Christie said...

So beautiful and so realistic! When I go out walking, I only pick up cans - your collection is far prettier.

Ann said...

Those are the kinds of things that I collect too. This is beautiful!

debra morris said...

Lovely Cathy!

scratchyas said...

you make the ordinary look extraordinary!

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