Again Katherine is the inspiration for my artistic musing. Her blog today included a sketch of ‘ clock and hand’ has set me thinking about ‘moments in time’ and the question of how do we as artists capture those special moments in time.
A special light effect that lasts only moments, a certain way a person tilts their head for just a moment; a momentary smile. I have struggled with this and am still struggling. I look at many other artists and know I am lacking; but here for your enjoyment are a few of my moments.
Quite frequently I will sketch outdoors, trying to capture a moment. They don't always translate the same however in the studio. Like the next two .... The sketch was done on the shores of the Atlantic during a gale....and as you can see the painting became somewhat different in the studio; although the colours are somewhat true. I started the painting with all the waves and ripples from the sketch and it simply did not 'say anything'. My memory had dark clouds a threatening storm and heaving waves. Thus the final 'Moody Blue'.