Sunday, March 27, 2011
Inspiration - Getting An Idea
The surest way I know to get an idea is to keep drawing and keep observing and life will reveal something that will inspire me. On one particular day my wife came home from having her hair done and upon seeing her I wanted to do a number of portraits of her, one in profile, another a three quarter view and the last I would paint head on. These drawings I started as warm ups. The problem I have to solve now is (1) to find the time,(even worse than not having an idea is having one and not having the time to turn it into a painting before the inspiration goes away), and (2) not let my interest wane.
This last drawing I did on toned paper I included touches of gouache so I can indicate the difference in the light on the right and left of her.