I had this strong mental image of the silhouette of a large toad on a toadstool as seen from below. How would that affect the lives, the patterns, the stories of those who lived in it’s shadow? I’ve started the tentative beginnings of a children’s fable, but in the meantime a completely different aspect presented itself to me visually. So I drew it out. Here are different stages of the drawing.
Times I’m waiting, often in a coffee shop or a car, sometimes in a lobby – and I draw what I see through the window.
I have a fair number of Wait Sketches that are the result of parenting and husbanding and doing the car thing. Activities that put me in various places for a while with empty hands and an urge to use my time to some effect.
The universe resides in what is referred to as deep time. Billions of years layer the foundation of our understanding of our world and of ourselves. The depth of our history, all the way from the elements we are made of on up to the faculties we have evolved, combine to understand and interpret that world. This is what fuels the synthesis which is the essential structure of understanding ourselves and the world we live in.
. . . wanted to see doodles with character that you might be able to tell a story about. I thought that was a fun idea, and decided to post some of my doodles here as well. Some may have more character than others. Some are Wait Doodles, which are a bit different than my Wait Sketches. It is all in fun.
So I just had a Tree Dancer accepted in the 59th Colour and Form Society Annual Juried Exhibition. Excellent for me 🙂
I am taking part in the Don Valley Art Club Fall Show, and the Bayview Art Tour 2011 this fall.
Friday, September 2nd-5th, 2011 (Labor Day Weekend) I will be exhibiting my Tree Dancer drawings and a few paintings in the Distillery District annual art show.
I thought I’d blog this painting’s progress because I haven’t done a painting for a while (those Tree Dancers keep leaping onto the page) and thought I’d try a different process than one I’d been using recently.
Harrison Springs is a small town an hour and a half inland from Vancouver. I carried my sketchbook around and was able to get some drawings done that I felt good about.