First I took this photo. It’s the door to the office of the Pastor of the church my friend goes to.
Then.later that year, I drew this Christmas card…
Then, watercolor sample, I painted this….
Do you see where I’m going with this?
I’ve actually found something that’s more tedious than drawing a lot of dots….drawing around a lot of dots. The dots in question are meant to be clover, and the around, grass.
It’s a shame I had to throw out so much of my old artwork. No space, no time to move it. There are some pieces I miss especially. One of them was a drawing of trees on a lake, but in such colors that it reminded you of a cloudy day. A moody, cloudy day.
As well as the Japanese paintings that my sister described as a rainy countryside, I find I have another association with clouds and rain. It’s what I expect England to be like. I’ve never been there, but I know the type of weather she’s famous for. Indeed, the literature that I’ve read, set in England, is made more romantic by the moody mist. I see King Arthur and Robin Hood, going through landscapes of green and gray.
So, finally I have duplicated the feeling of the old drawing I lost in time. Cloudiness and romance together as a serendipitous combination. Here goes:
For me,it sees to be a season of revisiting old themes. Certain things resonate with me, and probably have some deep seated meaning, the way recurring dreams do. At least, these are not recurring nightmares. Phew!
So, I revisited empty chairs and cats in the window. So, guess I’ll do another staircase. A couple of staircases from before:
In honor of the 4th of July weekend, I will repost this. I did it a couple of years ago, while I was still in New York City.
Then there’s this one. Not really all that good, but it has a special place in my heart. After a hiatus of about 5 years, claiming that I’d never do artwork…never pick up another colored pencil again!!! I drew this.
Thing was, that back in the 1990’s, I was trying desperately to get into shows and get my art seen. What a frustration that was! I felt as if I was knocking my head into a brick wall.
I always felt that if people could see my work, they’d like it. So, now I have all you viewers , and I feel at peace. Thank God for the internet, and thank God for all of you. Happy 4th Everybody!
Somebody put this on my Facebook newsfeed. Could go for my art career as well. My plan was to be a successful, famous artist by the time I was 25. Yeah, right. In a world where feces in a can is art, I didn’t stand a chance. Not to mention,that if I had made it that young, I would not been emotionally stable enough to handle it. I like it now, I’m drawing what I like, and I have people who like what I do. Peace…
Although at my high school reunion I was confronted by a classmate who said to me: “I always th0ught you were a genius. What about it, Roxy, are you still a genius? ”
How do you answer something like that.
A couple of months later, the same classmate walked, by chance, into the store where I do my day job. There I was in my apron and duster…..
So, I”ve finished this drawing, still not sure of the title.
When I look at it, I realize I’ve come a long way since when I resumed drawing in colored pencil a few years ago….compared to a “A Step Up”, both the finished version and the sketch. The sketch:
Happy New Week, my friends
Here’s the sketch for this picture that I don’t have a title for yet. You can get an idea of the whole lost and found lines and color blocks. I may get a chance to work on the large version today, but like most people….today I go to my day job. I’ll be taking the late shift, so I have the morning.
In my last post, I mentioned “A Step Up” as one of my failures. I realize I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. It was the first colored pencil drawing after having a respite of several years. I hadn’t figured out exactly the direction I wanted to take in my work at that point. So, for those of you who haven’t seen it:
Goes to show what time and work can do.