Another Wednesday another dinosaur drawing!
Month / June 2013
Small ‘found’ objects
A painting of several small found objects that I’ve picked up, painted in raking early morning light.
Today’s coffee shop work is another variation on the umbrella theme.
Drawn in pen and subsequently coloured.
Many stretches of footpath seem to come with their name, date or other artifact. I took this photo on my walk up to the coffee shop today.
Our local footpath’s also include more recent symbols
Art was literally flying around today. Walking past the playground this piece of paper blew right in front of me!
If you are interested in seeing more pavement art you could saunter over to the Pavement Graffiti blog.
“…as long as you have attention to give it”
I read an interesting piece of writing yesterday. It was a quote from Annie Dillards’ An American Childhood (1987), about the act of observation and painting.
Dillard says “One thing struck me as odd and interesting. A gesture drawing took forty-five seconds; a Sustained Study took all morning. From any still-life arrangement or model’s pose, the artist could produce either a short study or a long one. Evidently, a given object took no particular amount of time to draw; instead the artist took the time, or didn’t take it, at pleasure. And, similarly, things themselves possessed no fixed and intrinsic amount of interest; instead things were interesting as long as you had attention to give them. How long does it take to draw a baseball mitt? As much time as you care to give it. Not an infinite amount of time, but more than you first imagined.”
Today I had the time to give to my painting, a study of the utensils left behind after a meal.