I finished this drawing commission last month, and I am glad that it is home with its family now. It was a rather lengthy and relatively large drawing done in colored pencil on bristol of a small and somewhat blurry photo of a tree that was cut down. The drawing ended up surprisingly stylized, but it is very brilliantly colored in person.
Ryan got a job offer last week and our lives are suddenly in disarray as we get ready to move to another state in less than a month! We have a lot of hope for this move, which will bring us closer to family, and hopefully give us the chance to have more living (and for me---more working) space. Since the process of moving will be taking up all of my time and energy for a while, I doubt I will be able to update this website for a month, or maybe two. Thank you for being patient as I face this sudden change.
Dog in the Garden pen and ink on paper 2011
While visiting my parents in Los Angeles this past week I had the opportunity to meet with one of my good artist-friends. We had a nice conversation over lunch, and he suggested it was time that I join the social world and start putting my artwork on Instagram. After looking at his account and thinking it over, I decided it would be a good thing to turn outward a little more and share my artwork with a wider audience than this website may be able to reach. While I have added some images of older artwork to my new account (like the drawing above), this website is still much more comprehensive. And even this website is missing photos of quite a few of my pieces! I hope to fix that over time. But now that I have an Instagram account, I mean to update it along with this website whenever I have new work to share.
In case any of you want to follow along, you can click the camera icon in the right-hand toolbar of this page, or you can find me at: https://www.instagram.com/eowynwilcoxmccomb/
We recently re-potted all of our many houseplants and moved them around, including bringing my over-ten-years-old vine into my studio area, where it now presides over my bookcase. The antique rocking chair is a new addition to my studio space, too, bought at a yard sale two months ago. It's nice to take a break there, sit and read books or rock and look at my artwork and think. No wonder Agnes Martin liked to have a rocking chair in the studio. The motion and the gentle creaking are conducive to pondering.