Thursday, May 05, 2011

Thursday Sketches

Mom Canning
Mechanical Pencil

I have a couple of photos of Mom canning which I thought would make a good subject for a painting.  Home canning is becoming a lost art.  Subjects like this holds lots of nostalgia for me of seeing Mom in the kitchen, canning.

Quarter Horse
Mechanical Pencil

Today's practice of Bucky, a quarter horse from a reference photo taken a few years ago.  The front legs aren't formed very well on this sketch and the body looks a little thick.  I am also going to have to get a close up of Bucky's face.  His face (eyes/mouth area) in the photo was hard to read. 


Crystal Cook said...

They look great Ann. :) I would love to see your painting of your mom canning, that is a lost art, but it has fond memories for me too. My mom always did that when I was a kid. And your horse sketch looks really good. :) Legs are hard! But I think yours look great.

RH Carpenter said...

My grandmother and aunt canned. I remember watching them but not helping (too young and too much in the way). I think a full painting or drawing of her canning, showing the equipment and her hands and everything, would be fabulous since this is a wonderful drawing in itself :)

Ann Buckner said...

Crystal, thanks! :) We had apple trees planted so Mom could can apples. Plus they are beautiful when in bloom.

Rhonda, isn't it great to have these memories. Oh yes, it would be a full painting. Hopefully, I can start it over the weekend. :)

Kerri said...

I think my daughters might wish canning was a lost art. Truth is our summers get rather consumed with it and it is hard work indeed! But the results are very satisfying when you see all those peaches and tomatoes and such lined up on the shelf. A little summer color brought into winter. :)

I love to see your artwork and what you are working on! :)

Vernita Hoyt said...

Ann, I love both of these sketches. The one of your mom canning is going to make a beautiful painting. What a terrific memory of her you will have recorded in a painting. She looks delightful in your sketch.

Your horse sketches are both wonderful. You make me want to do more pencil drawing.

Pat said...

Love them both, Ann. Really drawn to your mom though - such character!

Ann Buckner said...

Kerri, thank you. It is wonderful to hear you and your daughters can the summer's bounty. It is lovely to see the jars all filled.

Vernita, glad you enjoyed the sketches. Hope to get to the painting of Mom canning soon.

Thank you Pat. Mom is a very strong woman in the best sense of the word. We are blessed to have her.