Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Thought I'd share a picture I've been working on the last few days as a gift for some friends (who I hope don't read this blog...I think they don't). It's based on the photo in the heading, which I took last fall in the Wallis.

I don't have the patience to properly photograph my drawings (or maybe I just don't know how), so this photo is a bit washed out and blury, but not bad. I still have about a million things to do on the drawing, including: fix the shape of the barn, sharpen it up, and fix the light on it, fix the light on the happy little bush in front of the barn, finish my distant trees, draw the cow in (oh yes! there's a cow!), fix the color/detail level in the distant hills, add fences, add detail grasses, etc.
But..it's on it's way, and I'm pretty pleased with how it's going. I wasn't sure the composition would work with so much space between the yellow tree and the barn, but I think when I finish my cow and trees and mess with the light it'll be ok.
I hope they like it.

What's that you say? Why yes, I do have a dissertation to be writing! Why do you ask?


  1. Jeses, Steph! You're unbelievable!! I thought it was another photograph. Excellent work.

  2. That picture is amazing!!!!! An incredible representation--what a wonderful gift you have! :) Christi

  3. can you draw me in the picture riding the cow? (with my cowboy hat on of course)

  4. Somehow i can only post a comment if i select anonymous...or i'm just zu behinderet for this thing. aber du weisch jo wer ich be.

  5. jo, du bisch der Raphi. And no. I think the recipients will like it much better without you in it. :)

  6. Wow, Stephanie! That's beautiful!