Thursday, February 18, 2010

The contents of my head

Manuels River

Sometimes I have so many ideas running around in my head I need to capture them before they disappear.  This is where sketches come in handy.  They're my quick upload tool for processing thoughts and visions into reality.

Bauline boats

These are a few sketches done over the last few days of ideas I have for paintings.  There are many more, but they all don't come at once and some hit the cutting room floor with a thud.  They may or may not be developed more into paintings or drawings, but there is an internal need - no, a demand - that they be recorded.

Gros Morne beach

But there is a certain relief in getting them on paper so they're not lost.  No sketch takes more than 10 or 15 minutes at most and is reduced to basic shapes, line drawings or values.  I don't know when or where I will sketch or have an idea for a piece come to me, so I always have a moleskine or similar small sketchbook in my bag and there are endless sketchbooks around the house.

Where do the contents of your head reside?


travelingsuep said...

I like the composition of Gros Morne beach and the tonal values you have added to the sketch.

Looking forward to seeing the painting.

Lindsay said...

Lovely sketches! I too like to "dump" my ideas on to the page quickly before they float away.