Thursday, March 11, 2010


Mary Jansen "Tuckered Out" 6x9"

It took me a whole week to complete this little drawing! I just don't know how pencil and colored pencil artists have the patience to go through this process over and over again! Thankfully, for me this was just an exercise to get back to drawing for a spell. Drawing is SO important in the painting process. It's easy to forget that sometimes when all one wants to do is play with those pretty colors!

This is a rendering from a photo of my sons when they were little. Of course, my sons now think this picture is creepy. I told them I didn't care. It reminds me of those wild times when those two had unlitmited energy and wrestled each other until they dropped. Ah...the good old days! Today they are two outstanding young men but they still have been known to take a respite from maturity and wrestle each other to the ground on occassion!

8 comments:

Michelle Smith said...

This is simply amazing! Wow!

Pallas said...

That's a wower!

Tracy Hall said...

What a glorious drawing Mary! The composition is fantastic. Shame about their reaction (typical?!) but a real beauty.

Mary Jansen said...

Thank you Michelle, Pallas and Tracy!
Tracy, their reaction was not unexpected. They're guys after all. As our artist friend Pat Hart says...they're honor bound to not like it! I quite agree! Hope you are seeing some signs of spring over there now!

Alex Zonis said...

They are beautiful, and your rendering is flawless. I am so glad I found your blog - such an inspiration.

Mary Jansen said...

Thank you Alex! You are welcome to drop in any time!

Anonymous said...

Mary,
I enjoyed looking at your art. I especially liked your drawing of your two boys. It is how I remember them when you and your family were in Winona (of course they were a little smaller then). They were always full of energy. Hard to believe that they are young men now. Beatiful work!!

Mary Jansen said...

Thank you so much! The guys are awfully big now but oh so different from one another. They give my life dimension and fun!