|Oil 16 x 12 inches|
|Ink 7 x5 inches|
Art is always on my mind. And the only way to deal with an obsession like that is to learn to live with it. When the TV is on, I am doodling, when I go out there is always a small sketch pad with me. Even when I get ready to sleep there is a sketch pad near the bed, for those times a picture pops in my brain just as my eyes are closing.
Because I have learned to grab ideas when ever they happen, I always have a source to work from when real time allows.
Thought I would share the start of one of these ideas. The sketch is on a small 5 x 7 drawing pad, one of many I did while pretending to watch TV with my husband. When I had the time to get some oil paint out, instead of sitting and trying to think of something to paint, I accessed the nearest sketch pad and picked the first one that caught my interest.
The Painting is on watercolor paper 140 lb that was gessoed with orange colored gesso. I keep a small pile of prepped paper handy. This is a working idea now. The small painting is complete, but also may lead to a larger work.