Marbles #12 (for lack of a better title) 12"x16" oil on Gesso Board
Okay, I've now had my fill of marbles for a while. I am sure, however, that I will return to them again and again in the future.
I've been drawing and painting marbles for years. Since so many of them were done before I had my blog, I'll go ahead and share some of them with you now.
Below is the first - done in colored pencil (approx. 8" x 10") 1994.
Then came this one - a friend loaned me a mason jar of marbles that her husband had collected.
It is also colored pencil. My kids were very young and colored pencils are a no mess medium.
The quality of this reproduction is a little crummy. The original was not so bluish.
(This one is probably my favorite.)
Next, I went big - 30" x 40" oil painting 1998. I used the same marbles but scattered them on my driveway. To get them completely round I traced around the lid from a tub of margarine.
(An artist does what an artist has to do.)
5"x7" oil painting 2010 (You can purchase this image on notecards in my store!)
18x24 oil 2010 This is from a photo I took outdoors with the marbles sitting on a mirror.
I turned the bottom marble into our beautiful, big, blue marble - Earth.
This is a colored pencil piece that did show up on my blog back in 2015. http://tracyonoz.blogspot.com/2015/07/candied-marbles.html
And if you have yet to have your fill of my marble paintings, you can check out my post from a couple of weeks ago where you'll find one more! HERE