Monday, March 12, 2012

Once Upon a Sketchbook

6" x 8"
graphite/charcoal on 74 lb. paper
(having trouble taking good photos of my work..not able to be in the studio, where I have the best set-up for that - hope to improve many of these in a month or so)
A special friend, who I have never met except on the internet, sent me a care package of a sketchbook, sketching materials and notecards recently. 

This past week a different friend from my past, passed away. I felt the desire to do a sketch of her as a memorial to her passing.
She was a fun gal, a good spirit, a pretty woman.  Although I had not talked to her in years, she will be missed in my heart.   RIP Deb. 


Dana Cooper said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your friend, Pattie.
Glad you are able to work in this way despite being laid up...take care!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Dana, I just noticed that her facial features aren't lined up because I had to PS skew the crookedness of my photo, can't wait to correct it...grrr.

Maria's Watercolor said...

a beautiful sketch

Pattie Wall said...

thanks maria!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I am sure that your friend would have loved this, Pattie. The expression on her face is fantastic.