Last summer I managed to fit in one boat trip, but that’s all. While the primary goal was to chill out in some very clean blue water in the company of some very fine women, the secondary goal was to take photos that I could use as sketches for some more water paintings.
Which I did.
Take the photographs, that is.
But then time passed, and, well, you know how it goes…
By the time I actually got around to feeling up to some more water paintings the solstice had flipped, the proverbial mercury had dropped, and the studio was no longer an advisable location for this flu-prone puppy…
So, instead, as part of the creative process – or the procrastination process, if you prefer – I decided to do a little computer sketching, since that’s something I can do in the warmth of the living room.
Then the weather warmed up a bit, the flu-genies appeared to be cutting me some slack, and I figured out that I could tack up a big turquoise fake fur in front of the studio door like a curtain wall to keep out some of the cold. So I went from these digital sketches
to some oil pastel drawings
and I think I’ll keep going until I’m all out of blue Sennelier’s.
It’s a challenge to keep my head clear this January…