No matter what else I think I have to do, I seem to be obsessed with drawing. Today after looking at the website of a New York Gallery I was inspired to do something a little different, preferably abstract. I have trouble with that because I lack the vocabulary. So I thought of blowing up parts of my paintings until they looked abstract, then using that as subject matter. When I tried it, I became enthralled with the magnification of the details of the paintings. Realist that I sadly am, I still liked the representational elements. So I printed out portions of former paintings and drew them with charcoal and pastel. The top one was interesting in that the edge of the paper showed in the photo, adding an abstract element that I decided to use.
As for the second one......well, I'm not so sure. It's a little piece of the painting I did of my living room. I liked the shapes and meant to make an abstract out of it. Once I got going, though, all I could see was the chairs......so there they are.
I am a painter and live in a small coastal town with my three dogs and four chickens. My two adult children live in nearby states and visit when they feel like going to the end of the earth. This world around me is beautiful and I have a good life without really trying.