I always thought by the time I got to this stage of my life as an artist, perspective would be a breeze……yeah, right. The photo wasn’t clear, and it never occurs to me to actually LOOK at the porch across the street to see how the lines go to the vanishing point. So, my absence has been due to my struggling with this:
Once an art teacher challenged me to draw the perspective on a spiral staircase. Masochist that I was at 16, I actually tried.
So, I keep saying I want to do artwork that heals and relieves suffering. By the time I get done with this, I’ll be in need of some real healing myself!
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:
I went fulltime at my day job. The idea was to have income while I worked on my art, and advanced my career. As it turns out, the less spare time I have,the more I value it, the more I get things done. So, welcome me to the rat race my friends..
Also, I’m back in my old neighborhood where inspiration abounds. Tenants moved into an apartment that had been vacant for years. So, I looked out the window and saw this;
It’s a bit like “Louie’s Spot”, but then, artists do repeat themes. So, I guess I can too. After all, how many naked women did Picasso paint?
It also reminds me of “A Step Up”, which is somewhere in a back post under a retrospective of my failures.
Anyway,it’s just screaming vigniette.
Also, remember “Scraggly Weed”? I was unhappy to see it cut down….but the stubborn plant is making a resurrection.
Also realizing that WordPress has changed things a lot. Once again, I have to learn how to use it. I don’t have a clue.