Saturday, January 22, 2011
‘O Man, so long as you are free you will cherish the sea! The sea is your looking glass; you contemplate your own soul in the infinite unfolding of its waves, while your mind is a no less bitter gulf.’
Charles Baudelaire, 1852
I'm in a bit of a slump at present, and seems that most of what I try my hand at fails. However, today I had some inspiration for a new piece and am in the process of drawing it out on a half sheet of 200lb watercolour paper.
This sketch of a wave rolling onto the beach at Middle Cove helped move me into creative mode. The complexity of drawing or painting water is endlessly interesting and I've been browsing online, searching for artists who create water. The study of others work is so helpful and provides additional information and inspiration to me.