Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 21 - St.Paul Looking West

Day 21

This is the final piece of art in the "A Drawing/Painting A Day Until Christmas" project. This is a drawing I did today using a Faber-Castel Oil pencil, Sennelier Iridescent Silver Oil Pastel stick and a Conte Crayon pencil.

First thing I did was layout the buildings using the Faber pencil. Then I applied the Oil stick in a semi-thick coat. Then I went over the layout using the Conte pencil. The camera bends the lines a bit, but overall they are fairly straight and I like the way the Conte and the Oil stick work together.

This drawing represents the final entry in my little project. I want to say thank you for all the people who visited my blog during the project, especially Jayne who supported the project every day. Thank you Jayne. Also a big thank you to Mark from Alabama who purchased one of the pieces already from my Etsy site.

Also a great big thank you to my wife and kids who put up with my art mess every day for the past 21 days and for their encouragement as well.

I'll be posting a video very soon which is a compilation of all the drawings in the project.


  1. jayne23459:35 PM

    Congratulations on a job well done. You deserve a at least a day of rest and relaxation.

    What is your vantage point in the drawing? I haven't lived in Saint Paul for many years, and can't quite figure it out. I see the Cathedral, and is the other church St. Louis?

    Anyway, it doesn't matter. I really like buildings, rooftops, etc. This is a great final artwork for your project. It was MY pleasure to follow your work every day. It's been fun, and I really looked forward to each day. It was like the 12 days of Christmas in art; but it was nearly double the days of gifts for the eyes.

    Thank you for hanging in there. It took a tremendous amount of discipline. You must be very pleased.

    I wish you and your very supportive family a Merry Christmas, Marty.

  2. Hi Jayne,

    You're right on the money. That is the St. Louis church on the right side, great guess. This is a view looking west. Thank you again for all of your supportive and kind comments during the project. They really helped keep me engaged. Please let me know when you start yours, I'd love to see more of your work. I see there are a few more items on your Etsy site, very cool.

    Merry Christmas!