Sunday, August 31, 2014

Found Objects

Sketchbook Skool wasn't the solution I was hoping for to get back into drawing more, although I did enjoy it and do feel it was worth trying. I got the inspiration for today's drawing from bronze horses in a window full of interesting objects in this month's Virtual Paintout in Kinmen, Taiwan. Further inspiration came from cleaning my studio and discovering a long pointed bamboo stick with a paddle end that I picked up at a recent dinner at a Thai restaurant. It's too narrow to be a chopstick and too long to be a stir stick so I'm not sure what its designated purpose is but it was wonderful as a drawing instrument, dipped in Chinese ink. The watercolor paint is from an introductory set of dots supplied by Qor.  I am really excited by the way it moved on the paper and the intensity of the color. Also recently found my old chop that has been lost since I moved back from Hawaii, a lifetime ago.