I’ve been cooking a lot, reading a lot about gardening and cuisine, thinking about spring, dreaming of Palisade’s orchards and vineyards, and feeling a whole lot of simultaneous melancholy and joy for the types of lives I admire. The common thread being that they are lives overflowing with life. These are this week’s freesketches.
Last week, at the local frozen yogurt shop, I came across an antique Mother Goose-style children's book with strange stories/weird poems/bizarre illustrations. It was nearly grotesque, and I was cautiously fascinated. I know you've seen these types of books before, ye olden books with stories about a man vexing his wife and how she put him in the rabbit cage and fed him sage and mint through the wires. Or like, making comparisons between the cherubic children who eat all their dinner vs. the wicked and naughty ones who don't and the peril that ensues. Anyhow, I was obviously impacted by the...
New and Mixed Media. (Weekending it, ecstatically back to my dominant hand.)
Another portrait on that cool little number they call an iPad Pro. Referenced from pexels, I think, or maybe unsplash. Either way, painting her was a joy for me this week. Just spreading the love.
It’s keeping me up at night, folks, this iPad is. I am drawing with invisible charcoal and painting with invisible paint. Whaaaa? And it has occurred to to me how much of working with traditional media is setting up, cleaning up, physical/chemical problem-solving, and the wait time in between. And actually I really love that process, but... this is just such a new and different experience for me! “Leap” was inspired and largely informed by a beautiful Creative Commons photo I saw on pexels.