Saturday, September 08, 2012
Inspirations From The Rose Garden
My time away from blogging found me getting quite a lot of work done. I've been creating some new pieces and working on revamping some of the older ones as well. These are all past photos of my garden from years ago, I've taken lots of nice rose photos over the years that I've saved san stored on my computer.
You never know what some of the photos you take will inspire down the road, what ideas they might spark. These roses got me thinking of a sketch I did in charcoal years ago, which is sitting just below. I had totally forgotten about it but found it by chance last week as I was cleaning my studio. Laurie from the licensing agency had asked if any of us had black and white sketches and after I found this, I sent it into her on a whim. It was received well and she mentioned that I might consider doing a colored version down the road to add to my portfolio. In the upcoming months, I plan to do just that, revamp this older piece and give it color and with that, a new life.
Many time for a painting I combine several things to create my pieces. I use ideas from photos I've taken, not just one photo but many, ideas from real life, things I've seen and loved and I store them away in my memory until just the right time. I also use "the present" real life world that I can see going on around me outside my window at this moment. Whip all those things up in one pot and it makes a healthy serving of creativity.