I know, I'm also shocked. As children we drew with few inhibitions. Then as we got older we were told not to draw outside the lines and to make things look as they really are. It took a small measure of guts to regress to my childhood today, but I had to do it after first producing THIS tame and obedient pastel drawing at Gonzales Bay this morning (below):
It's nice but it's tame. My fellow artists were a bit reticent about both of my efforts but some of the braver ones opted for the mixed media one on top - pencil, pen, watercolour, pastels and soft-tipped felt pens. Which one would you choose?
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Seagulls catch a free ride on the stormwind above the waves. The sky is heavy with lead, but the sun still flashes through at the horizon.
I've been painting outside at Cattle Point on Vancouver Island for years and it has something to offer, in both good weather and foul.
I hope the mood of this one resonates with you too.
Marylou sat for the Goward House Portrait Painters today. I have been concentrating on the likenesses these past few sessions and I wasn't always pleased with the results -- I must admit that I came pretty close this time.