Monday, September 14, 2009

Searching for inspiration


I'm in a lull of sorts. I'm picking away at different pieces but there is no one piece that is firing me up, making me forget the world concentrate on creating it.

So I've been flipping through photos. So many photos I have! Some of them catalogued, a lot not. I've gotten as far as putting them in years so I guess that's a start. Now to further define down to art and photos then further still. It seems too daunting a task to contemplate. Perhaps best saved for one of those cold dreary damp days when I'm confined to the house.

What I would like to do next is a drawing I think. Drawing is my comfort zone and when I've been painting for awhile, the need to use graphite or charcoal calls to me. Finding the right piece that inspires is the challenge.
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Meanwhile I played with a little watercolour of some pears I bought. Pears are such simple yet such complex fruits and so classical in paintings. This is done in a tiny 3 x 5 Moleskine watercolour book.

6 comments:

Rose Welty said...

Your edgework here is excellent Jeanette - you can just feel the light because you've nailed the hard and soft edges.

Lulls tend to come at season changes, don't they?

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Inspiration will come and hit you when you least expect it - at least that's what it loves to do to me - at the strangest moment. Bringing relief, smiles and energy in one full swoop.
Look forward to your drawing:)

A Brush with Color said...

These pears are just ethereal and lovely, Jeanette! Pears are a favorite subject for paintings, and you handled these so delicately.

I, too, look forward to your drawing.

Jennifer Rose said...

I agree with Rose, lulls tend to happen as the seasons change :/

really nice bright pears :)

Billie Crain said...

It must be the time of year for us, Jeanette. I was going great guns myself for awhile, then lost my motivation/inspiration somewhere. Time to try something totally different or find our comfort zone again, I guess. Love the pears, btw! Nice and loose. Lovely light play!

Jeanette said...

Yes, seasons changes do seem to stir our minds and have us looking for inspiration don't they?

Exploring new avenues or returning to old ones often works to get back in the groove again.