I awoke this morning to some studies by Bea at Dog-in-the-Hole Studio. Black and white—oh, and, blue too. Check out her work and see if it inspires you to join us in an art study today.
Last night I returned to my Sunday sumac sketch. And began to experiment with color and texture. No one could be more surprised with the results than I was. To begin with, I find the study elegant and a bit delicate. I had no thought to vary wildly from its natural hues, but as I began to color– there began to emerge suggestions of a vintage 5o’s fabric dredged from the deeply buried and well-forgotten mundane details of my past. I dabbled with various backgrounds–some finished, some not. The moment I am drawn to is that transition where both the monochromatic and technicolor come together and a toucan worlds coexist. A brief breeze of whimsy.