In a Little Communiqué Spot

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Looking for a particular type of drawing?   From cottages to child portraits to landscapes…Simply choose and click on a portrait ‘gallery’ link to view my artwork – listed by subject – in “Categories,” just over there to the right! 

NOTE:  Everything here is under my copyright and may NOT be reproduced in any way without permission.

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 Let A Fun and Pretty Seascape on Your Walls Whisk You Away to Memories of Summer Magic…

 

Battery Lighthouse in California

 

White House the Beach

 

Gull Cottage at Beach-Color

Timeless Through the Generations…

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Children running in Ocean

I do love color, but — oh, there’s just a wondrous mood I find in the chiaroscuro contrasts that sparkles a lush glow over these three sea-revelers!  Especially when I look at this in the original 12×17 size.   It takes me back to my own childhood, makes me almost feel the foamy water, hear the wave about to crash forward, smell the tang of sea air and hear the screech of seagulls winging! In that time of day when sunlight transforms and paints reflections on the wet sand…

 

Take Time to Listen to a seashell or two…

Little Boy Listening to Seashell

Little Girl Listening to Sea Shell

Look for hidden treasures in peaceful moments…

Little Girl Looking for Seashells

Remember and cherish the stories of your family and times over the generations…

Two little girls at beach

Oh… I love the timeless, impish joy of these two sisters, don’t you?  Just had to put the original photo of this to pencil and pen – could be any two modern little girls, but for the turn of the century bathing suits!  🙂   Again, I can just feel, hear and taste that sea in this! Wish I knew more of their story…

1900s family at beach

I didn’t notice all the little stories going on in the original photo that inspired this piece until I set pencil to paper…  the mom and the young daughter caught up in the beginning swimmer off to their left, the two little boys zooming in on the kite-flyers off in the distance, the young woman dreaming of a beau returning on the boat…   And just the sense that this family, perhaps just arriving to their beach cottage rental, couldn’t resist a dip into the sea before changing to their beach attire of the era.  The sea beckoning them…home again.

And as I look deeper at this one it even reminds me of stories I’ve heard of my great grandparents taking joy in the sea as they stepped into their new land here in the early 1900’s… The littlest girl, my grandma next to her mom… then her sister and nephews beside them…   

Two little black girls by the beach

Just love the sweet look of these two, hand in hand… Couldn’t really see the actual backdrop in the photo that inspired this, but wanted to include them in my beach theme, so imagined this… 🙂

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Do you find a bit of your own stories here in these?  🙂

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I invite you to  join me now over at my newest gallery by clicking here …Beach Themes… to explore several more beach drawings (and custom picture ideas) on this seascape escape!

And don’t forget…

  • if you have questions regarding purchase and sizes of any of these prints…
  • have an idea of a custom drawing of your own beachy cottage…
  • or simply want to get a conversation started on your own ideas for a piece…

Simply email me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com !

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Happy Summer Days in Pen and Ink, Pencil or Pastel Style Story!

Pam

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*U.S. only for now – but if you are outside, and interested, let’s talk possibilities…

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Do you have any vintage family photos that might make special portraits?  I’d love to see them.  If I do a drawing from your photo, I will gift you with a mini-print of that piece.  

I’m especially interested in photos taken of young women or men of the 30’s or 40’s who kept the “home fires burning” (as described in my story above) or children of that era

Email your photos to me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

 

Rose Cottage

“Rose Cottage Tearooms”  available in People and Landscapes After the English Heart

 

P.S.

I wonder if you might do me a favor? 🙂 Please talk about this site with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social media and refer them here…along with anyone you know who might be looking for a Pen and Ink artist to custom create a portrait of a cherished part of their lives. *

I look forward to hearing what you think as you take a gallery link tour throughout! And remember to stop in often, as I’ll be adding new ‘pieces’ as I create them — as well as changing up the message in this “little communiqué spot” from time to time, to ask your thoughts and to keep you in the loop of any special offers, updates or seasonal greetings.   🙂

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How do I start a gallery tour?

pointer bestSimply choose and click on a portrait ‘gallery’ link in “Categories,” just over there to the right!  🙂

*  U.S. purchases only, for now [However, if you are outside the country, and are interested, let’s talk – in some cases I may have a way to work something out with mail arrangements etc. ] 🙂

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guestbookSo happy to see you here at Picture it in Pen and Ink!  Won’t you sign my “guestbook” by leaving a comment in this little meeting spot?   🙂

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352 thoughts on “In a Little Communiqué Spot

  1. Pam, It is quite apparent that not only did God gift you with the ability to recreate what your mind’s eye has seen, but with that gift, as with all gifts, a true love of art.

    My good friend was here one evening when I was picking out artwork for my office. Interestingly, I was drawn to vintage photos of children. I ended up getting the famous photo, (the artists name escapes me) of the little girl praying over her breakfast in bed while a dog and a cat look on. I asked my friend if it would be okay to have a different type of picture for the head of the bed. Her response was similar to yours in that, we choose art that speaks to us, that causes our hearts to zing! I ended up choosing a picture of an oak. Everytime I look at this picture I am just filled with such peace and a sense of feeling like I am there in that beautiful setting.

    Thanks for sharing your gift with all of us!

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I’m not always as able to render just from my mind’s eye, but having these vintage photos really helps me to capture them. 🙂 Both of these children and their pups are from actual old photos! 🙂 My thought here is that maybe they would speak into the heart of someone whose friendship makes our hearts zing, or a kindred spirit who “gets” the “song” we sing like no other… But yes, artwork that speaks to us individually makes our hearts zing too!

      I think I know the picture of the little girl – a Victorian picture in soft muted greens? I don’t know the artist though. So many different types of drawings and paintings can fill us with that peace, so true! I love landscapes too… so I can imagine that oak tree! And it would remind me of the verse of being planted and flourishing like the tree too! Thank you for sharing! (I just added in another piece to this post…above…)

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  2. Love this! My father is an artist and I spent many childhood years selling paintings with him in Greenwich Village NY and appreciating art! I love this blog about not missing the gifts that call us..especially art..and love your art and what you are doing here! Will surely share!

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    1. That must have been so fun, to accompany your artist dad like that! What type of work did he do – realism or abstract? Oil? I’m so glad you enjoy this blog and the post I wrote about the piece that “called to me.” I haven’t drawn so much as I have these last couple of years and the next piece to draw is now something I’m always thinking of… 🙂

      I set this blog up mainly to reach people who may be interested in these pieces, of course, so I truly appreciate your sharing this site too. Thank you so much! Come again as I’m always adding more…

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  3. I love this, “art is a gift that speaks story to our souls”… I had a conversation with my students today about using our gifts to God’s glory. But I absolutely LOVE your heart, Pam. I am always just blessed by you every single time I visit you. Thanks for spreading His sweet spirit as you go.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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  4. I Love Pen and Ink, I Love your work. my daughter did a Pen and Ink of her Dad from an old photo of him at two sitting in a wheelbarrow in his back yard for Father’s Day He still loves wheelbarrows.
    Christina

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    1. There is something so classic about it, isn’t there? 🙂 I’ve also been experimenting with mixing it with graphite pencil, which I did in this one too. Your daughter’s drawing sounds lovely… a wonderful gift for her dad! I’d love to see it. Thanks, Christina!!

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  5. My husband surprised me a number of years ago on our anniversary with a painting of our home in the fall (my favorite season) by a local artist we both loved. I was thrilled beyond belief and will love it always. I’m sure the recipient of this drawing will as well! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  6. I just thought of a few photos that might be what you want. My grandparents at a restaurant during the war (with him in his navy uniform). And there is one of the family at the docks seeing him off to war (not to many smiles in the photo as I recall). If I find them I will send them off to you because I love your work!

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity.

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  7. Pam, you and I love Valentine’s cards. These are sooo beautiful, and your portraiture keeps getting better and better. I just posted to FB, and I wish I’d know sooner!!!
    xxoo
    L

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  8. Pam – WOW! You are so very gifted! I love vintage images and photo’s as well. You do such a great job of capturing the emotion in the drawing as well. Its as if the view can feel and experience the image they are looking at as if they were there. Thank you so much for sharing your talent here on your blog and with the world. I always enjoy coming to visit at your place. 🙂 neighbors today at #LMM

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  9. I LOVE the picture of the boy and his dog. You captured the look of daydreaming beautifully!

    I also LOVE vintage pictures!! I just find them so comforting. My mom has many old vintage postcards; none from Valentines Day that I can remember, but St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.

    As a child, I LOVED to daydream. It was my favorite past time. I would swing back and forth on my swing and just daydream.

    As an adult, I do that now on my back deck looking out to the fields. But I confess, with the age of smartphones, I am not as good about just stopping in silence and letting my mind daydream. Thank you for the wake up call! 🙂

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    1. I am thinking this is about my favorite drawing I’ve done recently too. 🙂 Do you recognize the child? I didn’t really want it to look like a celebrity picture, but more of a sweet-faced boy and dog. If you saw the dog that was in the photo (I completely changed it to a sweeter dog) you’d know right away, but I’m really hoping people don’t recognize it so much as just enjoy the face as I do. So glad you do too! I was always always a reader, so I think I did a lot of my daydreaming through books whenever I wasn’t swamped with homework as a child. So true… we don’t just know how to breathe these days it seems… I thought our lives were busy when I was growing up but it is only now in comparison that I see how much more time we had for peaceful activity back then… I love that you daydream looking out to the fields! I do that looking out on my neighborhood too (and the gazebo that is in the center lawn area across the way…) I am thinking of writing more on this subject on my writing blog too… thanks for sharing, Karen! I’m so glad you like this drawing as much as I do – and vintage! 🙂

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  10. What a lovely story and beautiful drawing! My husband and I vacationed in the Carmel area a number of years ago and we loved it there. Maybe we’ll get back some day……thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen |Our Hopeful Home

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  11. Such beautiful drawings! My 6-year old son loves to draw in his Bible before bedtime. It is so encouraging to see Christian artists like yourself using your incredible talents for God’s glory! 🙂

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  12. What lovely artwork! I also do a lot of pen and ink. But mostly of my beautiful models. I am so blessed that they love to do the photoshoots too. In the meantime–your work is inspiring! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Beth! I just popped over to look at your work – it’s so lovely too! 🙂 I love your themes… I like incorporating a lot of graphite pencil with the pen and ink lately because it enables me to do a lot of softer looks… Blessings to you in your artwork!

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  13. Pam – your line about how you capture images of times gone by – that is so true – You are so gifted and I love your art – it is so beautiful and you do indeed capture the beauty of the time. I am so glad you found your want to linkup at #TuneInThursday today! I am so blessed to have you linking up your posts as part of the community.

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