The Soft Nest

The Soft Nest

The Soft Nest is part of the Studio 155  group exhibit, ‘Contemplating the Sweetness of Grass and the Startling Brevity of Life’ at the  ADAH ROSE GALLERY in Kensington, MD until June 8, 2014. The show (featuring my Tulip painting) was … Continue reading

Nest Egg Bird, not necessarily in that order

Nest Egg Bird, not necessarily in that order

© 2014 Eva-Maria Ruhl   The drawings Nest Egg Bird are small, 4″ x 4″. I mounted them on 5″ x 5″ boards. They make a cheerful trio, just right for a small vertical space.

Tulip Collection

Tulip Collection

  Three 5″ x 5″ panels may be small, but I love the statement they make together. One of my favorite subjects, Tulips!  

Rose collection

Rose collection

I started out with one rose, the top middle one (see post below: Rose) and now the collection has grown to six individual panels, two 6″ x 6″, two 5″ x 5″ and two 7″ x 5″. scans above – … Continue reading

Pebble collection

  For these pebble drawings I used both pencil and graphite dust on 5″ x 7″ panels by Ampersant. Each panel is sprayed with protective fixative, so the graphite will never smudge and the drawings are UV protected. The scans … Continue reading

One in every pocket

One in every pocket

One in every coat pocket, smooth and round. My mother collected small stones on beaches, in parks, in gardens. Some are from Paris, some from New Hampshire  and some from Washington. An international collection. She rubbed them between her fingers … Continue reading

Rose

Rose

Rose – in full bloom and Once a Rose – one is graphite on board and the other graphite on Yupo paper. I am enjoying the challenge of using different forms of graphite on various surfaces.    

Graphite on board

Graphite on board

March 30th, cherry blossoms should be getting ready to put on a show here in Washington, but this year is different. We are having rain, sleet, snow this weekend. A few daffodils and other early bulbs have started to bloom, … Continue reading

The Round Nest or The Last Straw

Drawing nests has been meditative, relaxing and a fun distraction during the last few weeks, while Washington weather has kept me indoors, but I have reached the end of my rope. After four nests I can say I have gotten … Continue reading

Yupo paper and water-soluble graphite

Yupo paper and water-soluble graphite

I had Yupo paper(synthetic, very slick paper) left over in my studio from absolutely abysmal attempts of free spirited watercolor painting. I like control and detail, so I quickly gave up on this departure from my usual style. After several … Continue reading