|A Santa Monica Hill, 5X7", Ink, Prismacolor|
|Long Shadows, 5X7", Prismacolor|
|Roadside, 5X7", Prismacolor|
Something a little different. Maybe a bit rusty, but I do love drawing with indigo pencils. My first love is drawing. Everything else derives from it. OK maybe not cement. These remind me a little of Maggie [Latham] who disappeared from blogging last week to sort out the next phase of her career. Maggie you are missed. All the best to you.
These are sketches from the computer screen-- a few of the snapshots I took while in California last month. I love drawing outside from life, but this is the next best thing, and one can rip through a lot of trial compositions in short order. I'm looking for natural compositions--the kind you can't make up--not necessarily trying to display any great drawing skill, just interesting composition--sort of an exercise of the eye and a training of the hand.
What happens to these I don't know. Perhaps they will suggest an abstract approach, maybe they will become nice sloppy luscious oil paintings--or mudpies, or nothing further. For now they're just fun to play with in a sort of rapid-fire no mind way.