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Caroline Henry Art Blog

A Few Feet From the Door

by Caroline , May 17, 2010—12:00 AM

Topics: Drawing, Landscape, Sketchbook, artist life, ink, nature, watercolor

Watercolor wash with pen and ink produced a vignette of a creekside area very near the apartment door of someone dear to me. This is another of my sketchbook pieces, done during the recent weekend.

My sketches often inform other works, but this one will probably simply stay in the sketchbook. It was a morning moment when my tendency to be an early riser gave me an opportunity to take a cup of coffee out to a quite spot of wilderness within an urban area and record the pleasant scene.




  Nuni ( homepage )

09/30/2012 * 00:48:02

2 things I wish I did more, that I used to relgrauly, are drawing & playing the guitar. Using your hands directly to make a mark or a sound is so much more creative and satisfying than the digital realm.I don't know about anyone else but I think the main problem is that there are just so many new things to try, to learn and so much to do with so little time that the computer always wins you can work so fast and the results are more attractive to clients. I sketch a lot of roughs in Illustrator these days a habit I swore I'd never get in to.I have considered doing a life drawing class again, the rigidity of a class at set times often provides the only way we in which we can focus ourselves. Self regulating such things can be very difficult, often we are forced to re-prioritise on the hoof.I used to dedicate a certain amount of time a week to both but in the words of Homer I used to rock ‘n roll all night and party everyday. Then it was every other day. Now I’m lucky if I can find half an hour a week in which to get funky. Sack it, I'm diggin out my Wolfgang and slamming a few riffs out to get me in the mood to work later!


  Helen Krummenacker

05/18/2010 * 01:28:06

Staying in the sketchbook? I thought you were going to frame it! It's so pretty.

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