Thursday, September 8, 2011
My trip through southern Canada allowed me to take in scenic views of the countryside. I was inspired to sit in the open air and create something to remember my visit. I was able to obtain pastels and cardboard to draw on, while using my car as an easel. I was out in the field with my Kennth Cole leather zip ups, and fitted banana republic slacks. I probably wasn’t prepared, but I wanted to be spontaneous.
The field was filled with butterflies, maybe millions of them. I was able to find a discrete area, and take a snap shot of what I was going to draw. I sat on the heated hood of my car, and endured the pain just to capture the full frontal view of my landscape. The bumblebees, and dragonflies were constantly aggravating me; I guess their way of telling me to go. I eventually created something I felt captured not only the landscape, but the feeling as well. It was almost surreal, the butterflies made the field move. They are the only element I never included in my drawing. I think they will be next.
Otherwise as an artist, I want to take in everything. A quote that made so much sense today said, “get up and live, before you sit down and blog!” I am livin, and I hope it sparks something inside you. >>BUY MT ART<< लोल