Friday, September 17, 2010
Up Close and Personal - Early Sketches
Looking at early sketches I can at least answer the why bother part. I will continue to persue my artistic skills because I want to become the best I can be. Maybe never make the list of the masters….neither the links nor gallery types….but will be my best.
I may never paint again either. I may just keep on drawing, sketching and enjoying the spirit of translating the images I see.
I remember drawing some of my early sketches. I was so concerned about translating the actual form, the space it occupied, the volume, the inner core or nature of the object. When I sketched I would allow my being to penetrate the object, to mentally embrace and 'fee' with my eyes; as my pencil went into action.
Finally the corn silk plant. Just a small one, some dead leaves. I attempted this one using straight pen and ink. There are areas here I was not satisfied with but didn’t quite know what to do with. I feel if I sketched it today it would be different….but would not equal the first impression captured in this sketch.
I have difficulty translating these interpretations with paint; perhaps I am destined to sketch instead. It is a journey I will continue to explore; and this period of looking back is blazing a trail for me to follow in the future pursuit of my art endeavors. Enjoy.