Thursday, May 20, 2010
Feels like rain
Living on an island, I'm more than familiar with rain, so this drawing is a way of accepting it instead of fighting against it. Water in all forms holds a fascination for me and I think we all become transfixed by the circles pushing outwards on the water's surface, whether from the impact of a raindrop or a stone thrown.
The initial acrylic study for this piece was posted a couple of days ago and now I'm working on a full sized piece. This is done on blue Canson paper 19 x 25 using charcoal. Without a daylight shot, I'm not even trying for the muted blue of the paper.
The subtle differences in the water movement out from the centre where the raindrop hits is challenging. Even the drawing was intricate and somewhat of a maze that I get lost in as I'm going. It seems I can get enough of punishment in terms of detail, having completed the hundreds of beads in Masai Portrait. I'm hoping this one won't be quite so detailed.
Stay tuned for updates! And a short clip of one of my favourite musicians, Maria Muldaur, It Feels Like Rain. This music keeps me company constantly.