TAPESTRIES OF NATURE – Mixed media. (Japanese brush painting, watercolor background & my handmade mono-prints.) This is part of a body of work, which was created to submit to a local juried art show, which I have been accepted into for 3 years in a row. I am disappointed to say that not one of these pieces was accepted into the show. (The jurors for the show this year are only interested in contemporary/modern art. Oh well.)
This April week was filled with visits from opossums & a huge raccoon, an amaryllis plant surprise bloom, a SeaWorld rescue of a sea lion pup, an antique car & plane show at the beach, making origami paper covered eggs & scoring a vintage Japanese jewelry box at a thrift shop. Oh, & a flock of little paper birds to decorate my life.
INK SKETCH WITH WATERCOLORS OF AN AMARYLLIS PLANT GROWING ON MY PATIO. What I’ve learned about sketching is to keep going on even if you’ve made a mistake. The point of sketching gs to give us “muscle memory” to draw or paint our subject. The act of sketching a live subject imbues the essence of the subject in our emotions so we can paint from our heart.