Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Its funny. When I have lots of time, I can't get lots of painting done. When I'm pressed for time, I can. Inspiration is a little low right now and I'm playing around with sketches to see what I want to do next.
Today, the face of a coyote seems to be in my head and needs to come out. I think coyotes are lovely looking animals, but I'm not keen on having them around the farm as they kill a lot of livestock. I did a sketch in pastels to get an idea of whether I wanted to pursue it or not. I love working out ideas through studies. I know I go on and on about it, but they are so useful and save time in the long run. I can work out colours and composition and know some of the problems that may crop up and how to solve them before becoming frustrated with a larger piece.
I think this coyote has possibilities so I'll get a drawing done tonight. Perhaps some black Canson paper and pastel I think, for a change.