Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Drawing Issues!

Me, in action at a petite workshop last Sunday at Huff Harrington in Atlanta 
(thanks to Kathy Cousart for the photo)

This was the second "demo" I did on Sunday, from a photo of fellow painter Sandy Overton's granddaughter.  Well, it was obvious to me and all who attended that I hadn't been doing my nightly drawing for a while.  I had to state and "re-state," the angle of the arm with the watering can, the shape of the head, the hand, the skirt -- you name it!!  So, I am back at it: the nightly 5-minutes of drawing -- drawing my hand, my wine glass, Michael's profile, etc -- hoping to align my hand and mind to make life easier.  Drawing is a wonderful way to stay out of daily concerns, while focusing on the task at hand.


Reference Photo -- Reese at the Botanical Garden


My (somewhat) Quick Sketch of Reese, 12 x 9



“Drawing is the best way to meditate, while staying connected to the world around us.” Elsha Leventis

“Drawing is the basis of art.   A bad painter cannot draw.  But one who draws well can always paint.” Arshile Gorky



4 comments:

  1. Des mots justes pour qualifier des instants de pure bonheur !... Une photo aussi qui justifie ces mots... et une peinture qui le prouve...
    gros bisous à vous

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  2. Thank you for that reminder! Get out that sketch book!

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  3. Love this cute picture of you. Thanks for reminding me that even when I am too busy to paint that I can still take a few minutes to draw.

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  4. Love seeing your dynamic self in action. Thanks for the nudge toward drawing every day.

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