3.02.2011

Drawings

You can see where my head is. I have been making these little shoots and roots drawings/paintings for days now. Funny how I think of everything that isn't a big painting as a drawing. Even if it's in watercolor as these are. What defines a drawing anyway? It has some quality of possibility that is very specific to me. I like to work in sketchbooks so much because I don't get too tight that way, so I've been practicing on sheets of paper instead of in sketchbooks with these. Yesterday I made one on good arches watercolor paper and "choked" a little. Wonder what that is?

7 comments:

Scott Waterman said...

I'm thinking the same thing!

Kathryn said...

Ha! I have the same thought. I just went out today to buy some slightly bigger sketchbooks to allow myself to make some bigger drawings without freaking out about working on fancy paper. We think alike!

Kitty Kilian said...

Fear of wasting good paper, that's what it is! ;-)

We all have it I think.

Lari Washburn said...

yeah, I think it's the paper...we do all have it...maybe it goes back to all the school room admonishments!

Sophie Truong said...

Stunning!!

blissful chick said...

maybe bc, traditionally, artists are poor? so we are afraid to possibly fail on the expensive stuff. at any rate, you never fail, these are gorgeous!!!

tiel said...

i love the top one especially.
I find the good thing about working on heavy weight rag papers is that if I do make a mistake then I can somehow rework it into something else. I feel the same way about good canvas or linen.

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