Do you ever do a sketch or draw on the canvas the layout for a painting and then are reluctant to paint over it as you know that you will not be able to get the essence of the drawing. This is what happened to me this morning. I have been doing work based on the poem I blogged about last week for ICAD and SOC. I was flipping through a magazine and saw an ad that gave me an idea for a girl dancing inside her heart.
I hadn’t used the canvas I planned for SOC (a 10in x 12in) My immediate thought was …yes! So while I was having my coffee I drew this lovely. I was so pleased with her, I didn’t want to paint over as I knew I would not be able to capture that movement. Der… that’s what you have cameras for!
So this afternoon I got brave and put brush to canvas. I was right I have lost that look. But I think she is not too shabby. Got more work to do, but she is getting there.
For your convenience the verse that inspired this canvas is;
in the rooms
of our heart
that are closed
dark and cluttered
I will post my ICAD cards tomorrow, and if you are interested in my SOC 2013 she is here.
For the moment, I am linking to Paint Party Friday, I hope to get around as many of you as possible tonight and tomorrow.