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20th Century American Drawings

When I was at the museum last week I also stopped by to see the exhibit of 20th Century American Drawings. There were a number of drawings in colored pencil, including one by Childe Hassam that I really liked. I was only vaguely familiar with this artist, but I think I am going to look into him more, especially since he was a fellow New Englander.

What really struck me from looking at the drawings were how beautifully they were framed even though many of them were done on scrap paper, some with wrinkles in the paper and bits of perforation still visible at the top of the sheet. There was a tiny square portrait that was snipped unevenly with scissors and the mat was perfectly measured around it. It gives me the impression that I really have to treat my drawings like they are precious objects.

©2012 Carolyn A Pappas, Orange Sunset WIP. Colored pencil on toned paper, apx 7 x 7 inches.

I have made some more progress on my colored pencil sunset. This time I have scanned it to give you the full view.

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