Today, after everyone left, I put my feet up and started to read "Cutting for Stone. After dinner, I finally sat down and got out paper and gouauche and charcoal and brushes and started to play. This is something new for me: I have only ever worked with paints on fabric, but have wanted to try this for a long time. "Play" is the operative word, since I don't have anything in mind when I start (surprise, surprise) and don't care how i turns out. However, I am feeling a bit tentative and it is taking me time to relax and let my hand move without thinking about it. Yes, I can do this with fabric. But in another medium, another story.
I took pictures of what I had done to see what these really looked like from a distance, when I posted them. This was what started me blogging 10 years ago (at the end of this month) and it still works to help me see what I have done.
This first piece has been turned 180 degrees from the way I originally did it.
It is tells a totally different story in the original orientation.
And the surprise is that there was no intent and no story in mind as I worked.
This was done as a vertical.
And I honestly don't remember which of these orientations came first. i think this one works better.
but then, again...
If I have time to play with paint and paper and other art supplies for a bit every night, I think I may remain sane for the next few weeks. This is fun!