Daydream with me
Across the cherry-stained fantasia
Of my pink-painted heliophilic hideaway
Where primordial trees of gilded splendor
Against vast upward dripping mountains
And the passion-marbled skies
Of a never-setting sun.
This piece is called “Cherry-stained Fantasia”.
I broke my slumber
On the underbelly of a dream
And found myself on a moon-soaked treescape
With little to do
Other than laugh
Until I too
Became one of the hilarious trees.
*** I am convinced that trees are all in on a big joke being played on the planet. They know exactly what’s what. I am convinced that they are enlightened beings. 100% convinced. ***
A reason to sketch: Nude Females.
L’Origine du Monde (Gustave Courbet, 1866)
I call this “Heartbleed”.
Note: This isn’t a true “Painting with Body Parts” piece. No boobies were used. Just fingers and hands.
This is the first drawing I have done since the Spring. I am a little rusty, but it is a good start. Plus, it was my first attempt at a dark background with highlighting.
Below is my source of inspiration: these lovely little cantaloupes from a farmer’s market I visited this past summer. As soon as I bought them, I knew I would draw them, so I set them up and took a photo.
That photo sat in my phone for months. Until the time was just right to pick up my pencil again.
I am glad I did. I missed drawing. It is so calming.
My rendering is imperfect but it just motivates me to do even better on the next drawing.
Art is everything.
I have started preparing for a new drawing. I have been keeping my projects on the down-lo as of late, but I will let you all in on what I am currently working on:My late Grandfather’s accordion.He couldn’t play it. But he enjoyed trying… just like he did every other instrument he owned… and he owned many! I come from a long line of music-lovers with no musical talent.This is just a sketch to feel out the forms, proportions and perspective. I am commencing the official drawing today.Three cheers for art!👽❤xoxoxo❤👽
I just started a little study of the curved line. I am attempting a sketch based on a photo I took of myself.
But right now, I just need to work on simple curved lines. And I have no shortage of those.
Keep in mind that this is the first time in my almost 39 years of life that I am attempting sketching and drawing as a serious hobby. I only ever just doodled in the margins. I never gave myself a chance to actually try to be an artist. Never thought I could.
I know now that that is bullshit. Better late than never.
Shading will come later. For now… lines and lines and more lines.
If you are an artist, suggestions on what I should focus on first when learning to draw are welcome! Comment or contact me.