lucy in the sky, mixed media
I have been learning to draw using charcoal and pencil,
sometimes afterwards filling in with watercolor. It's a long
process, this learning. As background, five years or so ago, I dived into
painting without any drawing experience. I took me a long time
to realize that there are huge gaps in my education. I took a
life drawing class. Well, that's like jumping right into the fire when
one does not have any basic drawing background.
I came out of the class with a few scars realizing that
it was time to start with the basics. I will continue but am taking
a break from formal classes until after the end of September.
I cleaned up my studio and found a started 18 x 24 cradle board with
collage and paint that intrigued me. I saw the start of a face and went
from there. Lucy in the Sky was the result. I almost forgot how much fun
it is to apply paint and play with adding collage! So when I look at this piece,
I feel the excitement and energy I had in creating it. It is hanging at
Organically at Your Best
in Old Downtown Torrance
in a showing of art by members of the Experimental Artists of the South Bay.
The heat wave in Southern California is (hopefully) waning. We are
not used to it. I hear many complaints, mine included. But the big picture
is that we are fortunate to live in a blissful climate most of the year.
A lovely weekend to you!!
linking with the lovely Eva and Kristen's Paint Party Friday