Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I had to go to jury duty today. We live in a small town. Trials that involve a jury are a big deal. I got there early. I am not sure why I felt like I had to be there early, but I did. I didn't want to scare anyone, so I pulled my hair back into a ponytail and put on some make up. Once the jurors were all gathered, the court secretary had us all go into an empty room and sign a roster. The defendant reached an agreement at 4:30 a.m. So here I was, all dressed up and nowhere to go. Early. That will teach me to be so curious, I suppose.
So I brought this sense of curiosity to the easel and started to paint. What if I painted in the kitchen instead of the computer room? What if I painted a half torso? What if I painted myself painting? What if I use that green again? What if I play with all of these triangles I see? What if I use this brush? What if I try to put all of this on a little 6x6 panel?
I got a really bad start on this. I nearly gave up at the initial drawing. 6x6 can be crazy small for someone who loves to paint details. I could pick this to death, but I think I will just celebrate curiosity and clean up instead.
Art, creativity, daily painting, green, Painting, Self Portrait
Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
Number 3 in my quest to complete #inktober2017 I started with an ink wash and then used my Microns to accent the details. This is definitely an experiment worth repeating. It reminds me of the interior illustrations in books when I was a kid It is #ink on #watercolorpostcard #art #artist #drawing #illustrationvia Instagram