30 x 22
Charcoal and Pastel Stonehenge Paper
Primed with Pumice Gel
Sometimes, I need to do something different. This Big Daddy Agave is part of the view out of my studio window. It's swaying in the wind today as we pray for rain. I just needed to loosen up and draw with no agenda, no colors and be free.
I grabbed a piece of Stonehenge paper I got for doodles. I also have some in black that I played with a while back with some Art Spectrum textures - see Alma Azul. I turned my easel towards the window and drew. I'm not a big plein air painter since I tend to do close up views of plants, and I can't get as close as I'd like. But today, I just needed to do something different. Yeah, I need more practice at just eyeing stuff. I think this is a bit out of proportion, the flowers being too big and close together vs what the real specimen looks like.
I did a bunch of other paintings over the last 2 days. I may share some and others I'm not sure about. But what I've learned over the years is that I cannot judge my own work.
Last, Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there. Mine is up in heaven, or sometimes I feel him by my side as I walk through the garden. Mostly, he liked to mow. So, while I'm enjoying one agave still blooming, one was pulled up today by my significant other. So is the circle of life.