Thursday, February 3, 2011
What Do You Do?
What do you do while drinking your morning coffee if you don't blog? I haven't found out yet. And I won't.
As I told RH Carpenter,, I like blogging, ie. writing. I don't like knocking off a drawing everyday just to have one to post.Over the year, doing those drawings had become a job, a no-no with me and art. Art is expressive fun to me; it should not be work. Regimenting it had made it so. The fast drawings served their purpose and had to go--but the writing could stay. The camaraderie of the art blog world was valuable and enlightening. (I'm going to try to get that Virtual Pose CD Rhonda).
So I went out in the snow in search of a winter scene. All I brought back was the newspaper and a few shots. The going was rough. The snow was deep and my boots, pants and gloves inadequate in nineteen degrees. The photo you see above was the best so far for my Four Seasons series. I shot it from a second floor window just as the sun came out in the PM. It needs compositional adjustments,but it's linear enough to fit with the others in the group. I'll keep looking. I've enough to keep me busy.
The painting process is a lot slower than drawing. That's going to take some adjusting to. After a year of being Fast Eddie, watching paint dry is agonizing. The solution is to work on a number of paintings--or to run up and stir the soup as I did yesterday. I could have gone for a haircut too. They cleared our street, driveways and walks around two. It wasn't much of a blizzard in this Northern suburb.