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Emily Grossman


July 16, 2007 at 6:34 AM

From Emily Grossman
Posted on July 16, 2007 at 6:34 AM
This probably isn't big enough to show it properly. The original is 11 x 23. Same mountain, different light.
From Neil Cameron
Posted on July 16, 2007 at 11:40 AM
Beautiful image Emily. Shame you didn't post it at a larger size, still it does give us an idea.


From Antonello Lof├╣
Posted on July 16, 2007 at 1:30 PM
How much does it worth?

Can you get some money by selling it?

From Ruth Kuefler
Posted on July 16, 2007 at 1:55 PM
Wow Emily, that's so beautiful. You have a real talent - please keep posting your art! I'm just curious, did you use colored pencils? I can't quite tell from this far away . . .
From Albert Justice
Posted on July 16, 2007 at 5:19 PM
Again Emily, your subtlety is notable, and for me very nice. Some day you should come to West Virginia and paint the autumnscape. Or better yet, the richness of form, light and shadow created by our tightly compressed mountains--a phenomenal study in texture. Given your treatment, I think you'd especially appreciate the latter.
From Man Wong
Posted on July 16, 2007 at 9:36 PM
That's an excellent drawing -- though I agree w/ others that it'd be nice to see it bigger. Love the poetry and feel of it -- echoes a good bit of your general sense for poetry and lyricism as often displayed in your blog entries. Kinda makes me wish I still draw (or ever got to develop my drawing skills).

After going back to read your previous blog entry, I think I might now understand a little better why you post various scenic photos in your blog. I imagine photography serves as sort of a shorthand for drawing though it's no real substitute and can also be its own art form as well. I took photography more seriously a few years back I think in large part because of all that (and also for more utilitarian reasons, eg. family photos, etc.) though I'm not much for shooting landscapes. Sometimes, it does feel like a quick (or lazy) substitute for drawing :-p not that the process of shooting is not in some ways rewarding in and of itself.

But then again, I think my right hand (and arm) has gotten too stiff for drawing after spending the better part of 2 decades in front of computers -- I can hardly write anymore too. I suppose though that I could always re-train my right hand much like I'm trying to train my left hand for the violin as an adult beginner. Maybe that'll even help my bowing a little by adding more general, sustained fluidity to my right hand/arm motions.

Anyway, would love to see more...


From Pauline Lerner
Posted on July 17, 2007 at 12:40 AM
Beautiful picture, Emily. Thanks for posting it.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on July 17, 2007 at 8:44 AM
Antonio, you reminded me of something I'd almost completely forgotten about this drawing.

When I first drew it, I sold the original to someone for $400. At the time, $400 sounded good to me, since I was hard on cash. However, George let me know he was upset about it, saying how it was his favorite, and he would have liked it on his own wall. So I drew another one exactly like the first one and gave it to him. I told him he could sell it for whatever price he liked, so when I entered it in the juried art show the following fall, he put a $2500 price tag on it. Being the most expensive piece of art at the show by far, it drew some attention. I learned from that experience that a price tag is capable of making quite a statement.

Long story short, this original is basically not for sale. Unless someone wants it for $2500. :) Prints run $45. Other originals usually sell for between $500 - $800.

From Emily Grossman
Posted on July 17, 2007 at 8:58 AM
Man, you're right about the quick-fix photography! I am excited to be able to capture art with a camera, but I always feel a bit lazy doing it. Kinda like I cheated.

Thank you all for the generous compliments. I feel supported and encouraged, and all geared up to tackle the next project. Thanks!

From Bart Meijer
Posted on July 17, 2007 at 11:46 AM
So beautiful..
From Donna Clegg
Posted on July 17, 2007 at 12:18 PM
You are amazing, Emily. Artist, musician, author, chef, counselor, naturalist...just to name a few of your many talents!
From Tom Holzman
Posted on July 17, 2007 at 12:57 PM
With any luck, you and George can live off your earnings as an artist! Keep up the good work.
From Penelope Brackenbury
Posted on July 17, 2007 at 1:04 PM
Your range of talent is amazing. Keep drawing. And post bigger images =)
From Jonathan O'Brien
Posted on July 17, 2007 at 1:26 PM
I like the three trees. In the far distance it looks like the sun is coming out, and the foreground is cold and in shadow, but luminescent. You can see the geology up in them thar hills.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on July 18, 2007 at 7:05 AM
Thanks for the laugh, Tom! Maybe someday. For now, art feeds the soul, and cooking feeds the tummy.

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