Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Motivation and sketches
On the long, traffic ridden drive home today I listened to a podcast as I often do. This was a Conversation with Dan McCaw by Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry on the Artists Helping Artists Blogtalk radio site. I really have to recommend that you take some time and listen to this conversation. His insight into making art had me saying, yes, yes, yes as I drove. He has a strong grasp on the world of art and some profound statements to make. Its one of those keeper pieces that you'll listen to over and over I think.
If you have many pennies, you can purchase a copy of his out of print book A Proven Strategy for Creating Great Art. And three more new books are in the works he says.
I'm still snowed under with work and art but there are always sketches on the end of my pencil and always a sketchbook within easy reach. These two were done while lounging on the sofa, perhaps 10 minutes each. Its a kraft paper sketchbook, a fading felt tip pen and the blunt end of a white pastel pencil.