Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Drawings - Remembering What I Forgot

I forgot how much I enjoy drawing, just for the sake of drawing! I have been concentrating so much on learning to paint over the last two years (started Feb 2006, not 2005), that I haven't drawn anything that wasn't going to be painted.
I started trying to do some sketches of the fruit still life pics I took, and just kept on drawing. I also remembered that I don't actually know how to sketch. I want to practise just sketching the subject, not drawing every detail. But I think I'll just enjoy drawing for a bit...worry about the sketching later.
So I did a drawing of a pear with two juicy plums. And then I did a drawing of my daughter from a pic of her that I just love...braces and all. Ain't she cute!?!? So that was last night's work. No painting! It's been a while since I've done that. Also, I got so wrapped up in the drawings that I forgot to smoke! Of course, I remembered later, and made up for lost time.
I also remembered that I have a cool book that concentrates on Wet in Wet painting. The Tao of Watercolor by Jeanne Carbnetti. It's a little cosmic, but I think it's gonna help me get the hang of this technique.

Go ahead and click on the pics to see them bigger.

That's about it. The temperature has risen some...only -24C...just in time for the snow storm.
But my house is nice and cozy, and I think I'll draw some...pears.

Drop me a line, tell me what you think about...stuff...


Joan said...

Tracy, I'm glad to see you sketching. I find it very relaxing and I lose all sense of time. I love the one of your daughter!

Tracy Wandling said...

Hey Joan - Thanks. She's a punkin'! Yes, I forgot how engrossed I can get...even more than in painting, because I don't have to think...just draw. Great fun.

Ron Morrison said...

I think that you have to do what you really want to do and its hard because you get pushed, pulled, dragged...tempted. I have virtually lost my whole style that I worked for years to develop because I thought it was found wanting in the big world. On the other hand, maybe its just a logical/necessary step,,,who knows? Over the years I have become much more comfortable drawing with a brush but to get there I had to go back to drawing with a pencil first and then progress from there. Anyway, if your still reading this rubbish, drawing is good, it makes painting easy.

Tracy Wandling said...

Well, lucky for me, I don't actually have a style. But I know what you mean about the push, pull, drag. I get a lot of "You should" "You shouldn't"...even from myself. Getting better at just doing what I want.