Sitting around downstairs as opposed to up in the art room, keeping husband company and watching Master Chef and doing another drawing, this time on my iPhone. The ArtSet app for the phone is less sophisticated but I think this drawing is a little better anyway.
I haven’t done any drawing on the iPad for a while. Sitting around with my husband (he’s home sick) watching a documentary on autism and I started fooling around with it. I really want to get the iPad Pro with its magic pencil. Some of the things I’ve seen done with it are great.
Do you hear the voices
of dragons? Do you dream fire
and water, treasure and storm?
Does your heart provide a mirror
to burn away the veil?
Again and again you seek the
fields of forgiveness, hand held
hostage by the lair of sleep.
The art is watercolor and ink on rice paper.
I like to start painting by laying down random colors and letting them drip and bleed. Stuff starts happening and it’s almost like a jigsaw puzzle. I added the Black Magic ink at the end (filling in the white space) and I think it brought the painting together. I hope everyone has a pleasant Monday. We have a beautiful day here in New Jersey.
wings born sailing
on voices of air,
breathing sky and flowers–
heart wild and foolish
Of course I needed to consult the Oracle today about wings…
bloom for me
I need music
to dance wings
Illustrations are from the portfolio of old art I found. These are from 1982. I remember doing a lot more butterflies; perhaps they will turn up somewhere else.
I forgot how much I like Pelikan watercolors. They are very immediate in that you don’t need to put water on all of them first to “warm them up”, so to speak. They go on very easily and the colors are great.
I did a brushstroke of each color and it reminded me of a bunch of heads. The drips were accidentally on purpose.
My new Pelikan set. Highly recommend these if you’re looking for a set of pan watercolors.