Friday, September 23, 2011
It's been quite the month of challenges for me. I've been working through the Sketchbook Challenge's September theme "Unfurling", while at the same time trying to immerse myself in art classes and books. Needless to say it's all affected the way I work and I still feel like I'm unfurling layers and discovering new artistic experiences. I'm also finding great inspiration in other blogs such as Artists in Blogland.
With Fall officially now in place in the mid-west, so is harvest. I love the yields of harvest, especially from the gardens of my good friends and neighbors. Every other day there is a bag of fresh vegies on my door step. Corn, squash, tomatoes, apples...the list is endless. I make lashings of soups and promptly deliver little pots of it back to my generous neighbors and friends.
This piece was done in a combination of watercolor paints and watercolor pencils, highlighted with black and white ink. The shading is a new way of working for me. At times I felt constrained and impatient, but once I relaxed and gave myself over to the process I found I actually enjoyed it. (My hubby thinks it looks the same as all my other work, but to me it's different.)
Thanks for checking in. xx