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Friday, March 18, 2011

Reading Edith Wharton


Over Christmas break I did a drawing of my son reading Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, one of my personal favorites. I was trying to finish up the pages in my sketchbook as the deadline for the Sketchbook Project was rapidly approaching. I liked the pose, so I also took a photograph of him and did this pastel after he returned to school. What better way to cultivate the mind than through reading.

19 comments:

Amanda Mills said...

Isnt it great, having kids who are readers? :-)
I love this, wonderful job

milius said...

I agree with you, I love reading! and love also your interpretation of this week theme. Very good pastel and nice work on your blog!

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Fallingladies said...

Wish I could get my oldest son to read more!Good job!

Pop Art Minis said...

Love it! Reading is one of my fave things to do. Perfect thing to cultivate the mind! Beautiful blog too! New follow from IF! http://www.popartminis.blogspot.com/

Teri C said...

I totally agree about the reading and what a wonderful painting.

Indigene said...

So true, I agree with you 100% It's wonderful when our children have chosen the best in us to copy! Beautiful image!

Valerie Lorimer said...

How lovely! I quite agree on the reading thing. I love to read!

Debbie Clandening said...

Wonderful illustration. It is wonderful to see your kids reading.
Deb

Sarah Melling said...

Yep, reading and drawing are two of my obsessions! Very nice!

Melissa Mackie said...

My daughter loves to read also........ Its great! ...... This is a lovely drawing of your son...

michele said...

Such a relaxed and natural pose you've captured in your young son- great job with this, as is the case with the previously posted "Stir." :o)

Juan said...

Wonderful illustration!!!

jennifer said...

Wonderful drawing! And I agree with all the sentiments here, reading certainly cultivates the mind and I wish kids would read more!

Eric Barclay said...

wonderful!

Krista said...

Perfect! Such a casual pose-- looks very natural, and a sweet portrait of your son.

Amanda Dilworth said...

I really like your interpretation on this weeks theme:)

Diana Evans said...

I love this Vicki!!! wonderful and clever piece....the colours are perfect!!!!

ArtbyAndy said...

Great job!!!

Cally said...

Really lovely textures and shades in this pastel and such a nice reminder for later.