here are some links: why work in a series; it’s brilliant!
3 hours of work today, and I am just getting started.
I have had ‘snow’ on my mind lately, as the season is upon us. I am trying to find myself in the snow, an observer: sensing the sounds, the cold and beauty, (soon to be a participant on Christmas day!).
So, yes, these sketches are from my imagination; working with design elements of value, texture, line and composition. These studies have brought me to a next step; planning on some press studies and reaching toward a soft neutral pallet, Andrew Wyeth like.
Importantly, it took me to find dedicated time to work successfully. It does not happen on a whim; ‘it’s in the doing’ and comes about with hard work.
I look forward to the New Year; where my approach, will be as important as the doing.
Quiet, solitude, focus, awareness…authentic!
Happy New Year!
“Sure, it’s a bird theme, but much more. Again, stay tuned.”
my last words from ‘a purposeful direction.’ (a previous blog)
From these birds, images of inspiration came. Into the sketchbook; graphite scratches and a ‘road map’ as a result.
Following a lead, a theme, a direction with possibility; ingredients for good design.
‘An unwavering intensity of engagement is always evident in a successful body of work.’
monotype with pastel.
watercolor and pastel.
one in the same concept/compostion.
A resolution of idea; quiet works, resolve; a definition and outline of intention.