fade back to my nature . . . .  by evon ski

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nature heals nature soothes nature restores.
I had intended this to be a peaceful piece. My reference was actually a very calm expression. I struggled with it, interruptions break focus, stop and start is not productive for me. But what I realize is this one had not caught the wave yet. I WAS peaceful and full when I started it, but my state of mind kept changing by the circumstances of many changing situations. You cannot draw a peaceful picture when you are not peaceful. So I realize I was trying to steer the boat into a different harbor and really it was exhausting . . . until I let go and yelled Oh GO WHERE YOU WANT!! so i did. I am like the pheasant that goes back into the brush, when she hears trouble. Compass plant (for direction), Shagbark (for healing and strength) and Elderberry (for wisdom).
Tech notes:
Graphite on hot press illustration board # 218, because it has a very smooth hard surface that really can take some vigorous erasing action!. Full range leads from 7Bs to 9Hs and then graphite powder. I smeared it over this and then I actually dipped a brush into water and painted with graphite and water. Interesting experiment for me. But I gotta say, use a mask when you work with that powder, I feel like absolute crap breathing that into my lungs. blah.

enjoy making direct work from natural materials in my prairie and wildlife sanctuary.
i am a very restless person and I work in many different ways with a variety of media.

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
Anne Marrow Lindbergh

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  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsover 1 year ago

    A lovely work of art Y. I do see a concerned little furrow in Mother Nature’s brow and a similar expression in those eyes – and that may be just how Mother Nature often feels too. xx

  • great comment Jane. yes I believe Mother Nature is twisting and turning and has been for a long time. Thank you !! xx

    – evon ski

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Voceover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous work Yvonca!

  • Thanks for taking time to visit and respond Betty, :)

    – evon ski

  • sandra22
    sandra22over 1 year ago

    Beauty xx

  • :)) Thank you Sandra. xx

    – evon ski

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 1 year ago

    A very lovely self portrait my dear friend. A Natural Beauty.

  • from one to another, thanks so much Anthea, I appreciate you. :)

    – evon ski

  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownover 1 year ago

    Fabulous work Yvonca.

  • Thank you very much. :)

    – evon ski

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 1 year ago

    Fantastic self portrait Yvonca…really well done….

  • some fun technical challenges, probably needs one more tweek. Great thanks to you Janis.

    – evon ski

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 1 year ago

    I love this, good likeness and I would suggest it is a look of concentration. regards Kerry

  • yes, concerned conentration. Thank you so much Kerry!!

    – evon ski

  • banrai
    banraiover 1 year ago

    You as you…. beautifully maturing as days go by … great draw like a subliminal cut

  • that is such a lovely thing to say Terry. As far as subliminal cut, we are so complex and our capacity to store and process has it’s limits. Fear is a primal i love to vacation from . . . I made some additions. see what you think. And I Thank you for your great eye and mind.

    – evon ski

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 1 year ago

    I love Jane’s comment….I agree that mother nature probably does get a bit concerned in this day and age….but yet there are still so many lovely places to be with her. Beautiful work!!

  • We are Mother Nature. hahaa. the speck sized version. :)) Thank you for taking time to see and thoughtfully comment. Nice to meet you Elizabeth.

    – evon ski

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 1 year ago

    you look quite entwined

  • to entwine or to be entwined . . . that is . . well it could be a question.
    Thank you Dennis as always for your good thoughts. :))

    – evon ski

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