I’m going to work again on the Rainbow. I realize, that for one thing, I made it look as if someone took DuPont house paint, and painted the rainbow on the sky. It’s not luminous. And for that, it will take careful, detailed work. In other words, I’ve got to get back to being big.
Not a problem, really. When I think about doing an idea for a drawing, I almost always want to shout. For that, it’s got to be large.
Another thing…I wanted to make the storm clouds a better abstract composition. I’m still thinking that over. I realize there’s got to be some structure in a skyscape, which is funny when you think that it’s made up of air and moisture.
In the past I did a drawing of a late afternoon, before sunset. I realized just putting colors in abstractly just didn’t do it.
The fact, that I did this from a reference from a teeny tiny photo on a flip cellphone camera, probably had something to do with it, too.
Any, I also am posting another pic of me at the winter boutique. I must have been talking the whole time that my friend had her camera on me.
I said I’m going to put drawings in the Redding, Connecticut show for the benefit of the Mark Twain Library. Well, I’m not. I realized that by the time I bought frames, paid the fee and donated a piece, I’d be out several dollars. I figured I’d get more bang for my buck to get my out art there….or art out there….by doing a smaller show, where I can be there in person. Just as I love working in retail stores, meeting people and just getting to know them, I feel the same way about local arts and crafts shows.
I’m entering the Winter Boutique at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Danbury, CT on December 3, 2016 between 10 am and 4 pm. For those of you who’d like to come, see me and my work, the address is 24 Clapboard Ridge Road. I will have a few inexpensive items for sale, but really, it’s the best kind of advertising I could hope for! Even if I don’t make a dime.
So, from now until then, I’m going to be working in items for the Winter Boutique. I have some coffee mugs and magnets, but I also am drawing some original, hand drawn holiday cards, and doing some repurposed items, with my artwork on them. So, I’m going to duck back into hiding, and show you a few of the cards I made last time.