Monday, January 19, 2009

Pencil Drawing of a Beautiful Woman in a Sari

One mid-morning I took several photographs of my friend’s mother-n-law. She posed for me among the flowers in my friend’s back yard garden. Sitting on this little wooden bench with an ornate, Indian, copper bowl, she is holding a branch of flowers. She was so composed and gracious.

I plan on doing a watercolor painting of this because the sari is so brilliant with all its colors against her beautiful skin.


Honor Martinez said...

It's beautiful. I admire how well you do a pencil sketch. I am just attending a drawing class so I can become better. Honor

Mara Mattia said...

Thank you for your kind comment. I hope you are enjoying your drawing class. You will become good at what you enjoy. I would like to see your work sometime.

liza ezhevskaya said...

Mara - Hello! I found your blog through Janna's website, and I have to say, these are wonderful! I had never seen your pencil drawings before, and having done a bit in pencil myself, I shudder to think how long these must have taken you. Bravo. Hope all is well!

-Liza (

Mara Mattia said...

Liza! So good to hear from you and thanks for your nice comments! I took a look at your site - I never knew you did so many different kinds of art! Looks like you have really been busy! I have always loved stained glass, and your geometric drawings are very pretty and intricate. Your drawing and painting really capture mood well. Love your style. What I always loved about you is your fashion style - I always looked forward to seeing what you wear.