Winter Collage: Red Tree

January 27, 2017 at 9:33 pm | Posted in Art Studio | Leave a comment
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Red Tree by Joan Desmond 2017

©2017, Joan Desmond, Red Tree.

Recently there was a winter storm and white completely redefined the landscape. I walk out to new visual discoveries. Parallel lines of forked quail prints cross the oval tracks of a lone rabbit. Snow sits fat, frosting dollops on green sugar bush branches and pine needles. Feathered crystal patterns reflect from a puddle.

Mostly I am breath-caught silent by the space around objects, the negative space. It is that tree, that boulder, that view that is now silhouetted and distinct within the whiteness, each is highlighted and suspended for a moment, a day perhaps.

Then it all melts.


Charcoal on Paper

February 28, 2015 at 1:51 pm | Posted in Art Studio | Leave a comment
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Monoliths by Joan Desmond

©Joan Desmond, Monoliths.

Rocks Again

August 15, 2012 at 8:58 am | Posted in Art Studio | 2 Comments
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©2012, Joan Desmond, River Rocks.

A small watercolor of river rock forms.

Rock formations

November 12, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Posted in Art Studio | 1 Comment
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are so intriguing to me. A quick sketch featuring a push/pull duo on the ridge.

Joan Desmond 2010-pencil

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