Hurray for spell check! Otherwise, I would have misspelled quandary. Thank God for the blessings of our digital world. Some of those blessings I’m not so fond of, however.
But I digress. This blog is about art, not the information age.
So, now the quandary.
My latest drawing came out very well, in my opinion. Here it is:
As I drew it, I had this flash of inspiration…..or not. I kept envisioning the drawing as this above. Tendrils like roots surrounding like a frame.. I don’t know, did I see something like this somewhere? Am I unknowingly plagiarizing some artist’s work. Also, is it something my father would have called “artsy craftsy”, his cleaned up version of “artsy fartsy”? When I look at the small sketch I wonder if I like it better.
If I had taken this, and drawn the foliage completely on the rectangle, would that have been better? It’s what I envisioned originally, and gives the look of a miniature jungle. Truth is, I like them both, but only time will tell which I prefer.
So, a couple of years ago, I was griping about how boring drawing foliage is. No more! After the grey dark winter (and the grey dark spring), bring on those leaves! I will never complain about foliage, again.
The drawing that made me curse leaves and plants was this one.
So, I guess for a few months at least, plants and foliage is the trend. After all, plants and foliage is one of the reasons I left New York City for Connecticut.
So, what’s next? I take photos of ideas I have, and the idea for the next drawing reminds me of this:
After all, the grass is always greener in the next drawing.