Saturday, January 07, 2012
walking and watercolors
I took a walk in my neighborhood, and picked up these bits of nature, a pod, an acorn and some round eucalyptus leaves. When I got home, I drew and painted them in my 9x12 journal.
Years ago, like in 1994? I did this watercolor painting (below). We were in Seattle for a few days, and everyday I'd walk around Greenlake and pick up a bit of nature. Then I'd come back and draw and paint it. The composition just developed and I think I added some bits of map and text. I look at this piece now (well, this lousy photo of the long ago sold piece) and am amazed at how my work is heading in the exact same direction...
January 1st post for a great giveaway!