I like to hide things in my artwork. Just about everyone has seen the flowers in this one:
But did you know there’s a cat in this one?
Yes, it’s a very abstract cat. I wanted to put a cat in a window in this, but decided it would take away from the subject matter of the woman holding flowers. So, I hid it.
The fact that I am trying to hide something in “Mud” is keeping me going on the project. Honestly, I’m pretty bored with it, but I am keeping on, just so I don’t fall into inertia with my artwork. So, I’ll keep on keeping on.
I’m off for a while from my day job! Hurray…but, I’m getting the feeling it’s a good time to look around….
Oooops, wrong picture…that’s my messy easel. Let’s try it again:
Okay, not t he best photo in the world, it has a hot spot, but at least I try. Anyway, this is the drawing that’s going into the silent auction. If you’re in the Connecticut area May 3, stop in….lots of fun for the children, and fun for adults, too. And you’d be supporting a good cause. That’s Pony Rides for a Purpose, the Facebook link is posted in the previous post.
Okay, this is a little anti-climactic, but here’s the preliminary sketch.
Okay, remember how I was struggling over the first “Making Peace with January”? I went back to the idea…after first taking a more observant look at the subject matter I was planning to draw, a seagull in front of a mackerel sky. I did the sketch in just a few minutes….easiest thing I’ve done in a long time.
As I mentioned, I have no need for making peace with February…so, I’ll think of a different title for this:
Going to play with the color a little in the sky….so it isn’t so bland…but it’s coming along.
BTW, I’ve put some drawing up on eBay, just go to advanced search and put in my name. If you’d like to see more of my work in general…go to my website at RoxanneBaldwin.com
Okay, maybe it’s karma I earned for the pride I expressed in how much easier doing art is for me, now. …but I’m in a real mess with “Making Peace with January”. After delicately laying color, it was bland and going nowhere, and I didn’t know what to do next.
So, I started scribbling, and then scratching, then scribbling again. What I ended up with is a work-in-progress, which will a. Turn out to be a fabulous masterpiece. b. a dismal failure destined for the scrap heap. c. One of those things that I think is bad, but everyone else loves, or d. I’ll hold onto it all year, hoping I’ll like it after all, and it’ll end up in December in the retrospective of the year’s failures. But right now, it’s a scratched scribbled mess. But I’m stubborn, I’ll keep after it…even if it’s ruined.
In a way, it reminds me of the Joni Mitchel song “Clouds”. “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now”. Here’s a cloud drawing I did a long time ago:
And one from either further back (please excuse the glare on the glass…this is framed)>
But as it stands………here’s “Making Peace with January, 2015:”
I may be shouting and screaming and tearing my hair out soon…stay tuned. 😦
So, I’m working on “Making Peace with January”. Repetitive work again, therefore, I must take it in small bits because 1. It’s driving me nuts 2. I have no idea where I’m going with this. Did I mention that it’s driving me nuts?
I’ve been having a string of nights when I can’t sleep. I decided to do the most useful thing….work on my drawing. Thing is my studio, when the door is closed and the radiator is going full blast feels like the Sahara. So, I’m in here, drawing, in glorious nudity. TMI? Maybe, and I’m not showing pictures.
What’s driving me nuts again, is a solid space, which would be boring without a trick or two. I seem to have fallen back to a technique I used in high school If it was good enough then, then it’s good enough, now. (At least that’s what I’m telling myself).
So, visit my blog again, and you’ll see this beginning turned into a lovely masterpiece. I can’t wait to see what I’m going to do with it myself.