Friday, March 23, 2018

welcome to my week,

this hit home because i find myself following

a whole new path, realistic charcoal drawings.  

it's not my thing to depict realistically, but here

I am, loving it.  so I have decided to go with it 

and see where it leads.  

charcoal portraits #7 and #8

then, there are the new supplies.  erasers of 

various kinds for specific uses!  who knew?

but I am still painting with abandon.  here is

proof.  spilled paint.  that happens when you sling 

you brush.

and there still are the starbuck drawings with watercolor


this was drawn while watching judy dench

in victoria and abdul.  a lovely film.

lastly, there is life drawing homework to be done 

the skull never interested me before.  In fact, I found it 

a bit creepy.  now, I am fascinated.  

as I said in the beginning, who knew?  I a enjoying 

the meander and don't feel lost at all.   but I surprise myself. 

do you find yourself meandering, wandering and 
ending up fascinated by your new path?

linked today with friends at paint party friday


  1. Great that you are enjoying a variety of art forms, well done. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. I adore this charcoal portraits --- so good to take new paths and to surprise oneself! You are a wonderful artist Irene!
    Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

  3. A lovely journey, and it's obvious you love it. It shows!♥

  4. excellent art in all the art forms especially like the charcoal ones

  5. Irene your charcoal portraits are spectacular-wow! Love the loose watercolor drawings too. Hope you were able to get that paint off the wood flooring. Happy creating and happy PPF!

  6. Irene, charcoal #7 and #8 are marvelous! You have so much talent.

  7. Your charcoal drawings are just wonderful!

  8. Those charcoals are amazing! Lovely work this week, eek on the spillage.

  9. You are such a talented artist, Irene. LOVE your art in different forms. Luck to the new path 👏💕

  10. The second portrait and the skull study. Really great! Loved looking at your pieces! Happy PPF :)

  11. Who knew you didn't do this before, the portraits are really good. I like the rest as well, seems you've had a busy week.

  12. Best wishes on your new path. Thanks for sharing with us. My fav this week are those realistic charcoal portraits. Happy you dropped by my blog

    much love...

  13. I particularly like portrait # 8... and the splattered ink. (grin). We among us hasn't spilled paint or smeared charcoal.

  14. Wow you are so busy. I love your charcoal drawings. There is so much life in them. Great home work pieces too.

  15. Your charcoal works are divine and love the ink sketches too! Wonderful!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. Charcoal might not be your thing but you certainly have bravely embraced it successfully. :-)

  17. It's easier to be in comfort zone but not enough for you (an not for me). Trying different mediums and techniques is good for our brains too! I know several artists who do the same year after year because it sells. hm...does it tell more about buyers or artist? :)

  18. you're really good with charcoal Irene! And I am intrigued by those supplies :-) I think the spilled paint on the floor is something we all recognize. The worst I had one time was dropping a whole pot of black ink on the carpet :-/ Needless to see we had to replace it...