I feel ready to tackle some more complex ideas. Working on these simple designs is very useful for exploring various principles, and seeing their effects. Yet I am not so satisfied with that right now, and I want to do more.
I feel the need to create, create, create some more. Develop 20, 30, 40 scenes, and hopefully at the end have a better grasp of what I want to do, and how I want to do it. But how to do it? Part of me is drawn to the idea of acrylic on canvas, and just keep painting on top. It seems like a good way to get ideas down. Though I am already out of space, and I don’t want to buy more paint. So sketchbook it is. I’m tempted to choose a sentence (current contender is “Life on Mars”), and illustrate it in all the ways I can think of.
In my spare time. While I finish the sea creatures quilt. And clean the studio. And finish the Life Studies quilts I have on the go. And finish the Painted Pictorial Quilts course – which is fantastic, it will be so helpful with what I want to do. At least I am having fun 🙂
I tried making my bewildered guys with higher contrast, and some shading. I like them:
Life Study #11 (2011) 9″x9″