The gathering I went to, and snapped the mud picture, was in a beautiful reserve in Kansas. It was easy to think of spirits and sprites inhabiting the landscape. Nature spirits? I believe they’re Dryads, I may be wrong. Anyway, that was my association, back there on that day in very early fall. So, in the abstract vacant areas of the mud, I hid nature spirits.
So, now I’ve reached the bottom of my well for current ideas to draw. So, until that is replenished, as it always eventually is, I will be working small and drawing still lifes. It’s not as boring as it seems, you can put anything in a still life…it doesn’t have to be just fruit and flowers.
“Winged Foal” is coming along agonizingly slow. It could be because I picked up a heavy, cast iron pan with my right hand alone. Managed to do something to my wrist and hand. They’re sort of numb, now, making it hard to grasp a pencil.
So, enough complaining.
Here’s another abstract from my long lost past. The idea of this was to base it on a letter-like hieroglyph, something like what Prince used, when he was “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince”.
I’ll be working on the background of “Winged Foal”, and I expect it will take some time. Rather than bore you with repetitive pictures of the progress, I thought I’d post something I’ve shown no one, until now.
A few years back I was totally stuck. My representational art was coming out less than awesome. So, I decided to change styles to get out of the rut. I got involved in the process, and did a couple of abstracts. Here’s one, don’t have a title for it.
Doing these broke me out of my rut, and I suggest it to any of you artists who find yourself completely stuck.
The part that’s relevant, though, is that I’m using the same idea in the background of “Winged Foal”. Maybe not as dramatic, but I’m going to blast some music and get into the process of making an abstract blue sky.
And a word of thanks to all my followers, you encourage me so much with your “likes”. I gave up on art for a while, because the art world didn’t welcome my work, and I felt discouraged, like I was beating my head against a brick wall. To know that there are people who do like my work, encourages me. Thanks.