Monthly Archives: February 2009

Latest Sketchbook Entries

Haven’t done much lately other than mess around in the sketchbook.  Here are a couple pages:

Sketchbook pages: Watercolor and Ink

Sketchbook pages: Watercolor and Ink

 

Sketchbook pages: Watercolor and Ink

Sketchbook pages: Watercolor and Ink

Oh My Darling… Clementine

There’s an underlying theme in my “art”, that being the lack of inspiration.  What happens is what you see here.  I taped a large piece of watercolor paper on my art board, grabbed a clementine to eat while painting, and sat down.  Nothing happened.  It’s like pretending to be a psychic, waiting on something to mysteriously appear in my mind.  Oh how I hate that!  Wanting to paint, but having nothing in mind.  So I did what I do in these situations… paint what I see.  Usually, it turns into some abstract thing that’s full of color.  So here it is, a clementine on my art board next to the taped-down watercolor paper.
Oh my darling... Clementine

Oh my darling... Clementine

Large Abstract Watercolor

This is what happens to me when the creative urge strikes, and I have no inspiration.  It’s very frustrating, but I’ve found that, as in life, if you just do something, anything, things open up just as they need to.  I had nothing to paint but I saw the outlines and shadows of my head from the light above.  That’s how this one all started.

Watercolor on paper

Color Head: Watercolor on paper