Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'm Back!

A Work in Progress
Copyright Laura Hardie 2010

My computer is now in working order, thankfully, but not without its problems along the way. I won't go into those (all very boring!) but I'm delighted that nothing important was lost and I didn't have to buy a new computer. It's still a work in progress restoring it back to the way it was before it crashed but I'm getting there - well almost! It's now looking more and more likely that I'm going to have to re-do my website with a new web builder programme as, despite searching high and low (for hours), I cannot find my Frontpage software disc anywhere. Very, very frustrating. At least I knew what I was doing in Frontpage!

But enough about my computer and an update of what I've been up to at the drawing board. My 'experiment' drawing using coloured pencils on gessoboard is now finished - will get a scan of this soon to put on my blog. I'm currently contemplating a background for this one as I'm not liking the white of the board left as it is and would like to get silver leaf in there somehow. I can't help thinking it would work with this piece somehow - if done right of course. Need to give this some more thought.

I'm also close to finishing another pencil drawing of a Labrador (a yellow one this time, see above:)) There are a few areas I need to 'tidy-up' here and there before I'll be happy to call it finished. As with a lot of my dog drawings, it was the expression on his face that attracted me to this pose - one of wonderment and curiosity. I can almost feel him trying to work out what it is that has captured his attention - I love it and it's so typical of a Lab. It also makes me smile seeing his face looking out at me every day - will be sad to see this one go!

Next up is a Cocker Spaniel in coloured pencils.

10 comments:

RLT Art said...

Absolutely stunning work.
so life like - it looks like you have taken a photo of him.
Amazing :)

sue said...

Welcome back Laura.

Love the Lab with his slightly 'gormless' expression ... if I can say that without inviting the wrath of labrador owners everywhere. I too love his expression :o)

Sadami said...

Dear Laura,
Welcome back and the very charming work! I sincerely hope you TAME the computer.
Cheers, Sadami

Dors said...

Welcome back Laura. Good to see your work again.
Fabulous Lab. Great detail.

Laura said...

Thank you for the welcome back -keeping everything crossed my computer behaves itself from now on:-D Delighted you all like my latest drawing too, thank you!

Gigi said...

Missed you sooooooo. Beautiful Lab and I look forward to seeing more.

Laura said...

Thank you Gigi, that's really nice to know:-D

Fay Akers said...

how fun is that pose. I love this you did a great job

ada said...

sweet dog! (:

ncuxapa said...

ADORABLE...I have a German Shepard and I understand your addiction about animals