So, my daughter and I have been sick. The sort of sick that makes you want to sleep all day. Except, my daughter doesn’t sleep that well. Making art is one of the last things I want to do when I am sick, but that is part of the drawing-a-day challenge. I am hoping something interesting will come of it. Today, this drawing is beget from a previous drawing. Can you guess which one?
Drawing #7 Art Begets More Art
San Diego Fall (East County, anyways): The days still feel like summer, but the nights get cool. Then there is the dry breeze, the crunching of leaves cutting the quiet. Everything is skeletal and parched, in a state of crisped preservation waiting for winter rain. I saw two coots at the lake today, early migrators. I love the fall season, especially as it gets cooler, but October is fire season out here, so like the plants we eagerly wait for the rain.
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Drawing #3: Autumn Thorns and Rosehips
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Quick drawing post today. It’s my husband’s day off and he just made adobo-style fried chicken wings, à la some guy from Top Chef. So I am off to spend the evening with him. Night all.
Side Note: In a matter of two seconds, my daughter pushed her chair over to our bar, climbed the bar stool, opened up my paints, and began painting on a blank page. So, I will most likely be posting a collaborative drawing tomorrow.
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If something’s not working, find a new way to make it work. I have to give my husband the credit here, instead of photographing my work, which has all been 9″ x 12″ and too big for our standard scanner, why not change the paper size? So, this latest one is 8.5 x 11, and my life is a lot simpler. I will continue to work on the photography in the mean time.
At first I thought this painting was sad, because of the rain, but then as I added the color I realized it wasn’t. I think it has more to do with dreaming and imagining.
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I know I missed a day posting, so, since these two paintings have such a similar theme, I won’t wait to post one tomorrow. Call it extra credit? Or balancing out my karma. Whatever. I painted the mason jar study first, and was so interested by the color and texture of the leaves, I decided to do a more detailed study of the leaf of the white sage as well.
Like painting the Flat top Buckwheat, I am interested in painting the native plants around the area. My family has a long history tied to the flora and fauna of this countryside, and drawing these plants is sort of a way for me to understand that history better. More stories to come on that subject later.
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