Friday, June 10, 2011

What's in My Sketchbook?

Since I began my drawing and painting venture, I have written a list of things which I like to draw and paint.  I was hoping to work through it item by item.

But lately whenever I sat down to sketch, I kept going back to the bones and feather.  It is exactly what happens to this week's sketchbook page.  More bones and feathers ...

20110430 Bone & Feathers 2

Is it the shapes / textures / cultural meaning etc of the bones and feathers which compels me to draw and paint them?  All these answers sit both right and wrong with me.  I know this for sure - the images of bones and feathers touches something deep yet alien inside of me.

20110430 Bone & Feathers CU 1

20110604 Feathers

I call this my Alchemy of Bones and Feathers.  I also have a feeling that I'm in the process of developing my painting "language", or using another bigger, bolder and deeper word - Iconography ... if you know what I mean.

20110430 Bone & Feathers CU 3

20110430 Bone & Feathers CU 4

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this week's sketchbook page! ;)

The sketch is also for Paint Party Friday (hosted by Eva and Kristin).  All are welcomed!  Do join in to share and support each others!

Cheers and have a fantastic weekend!

39 comments:

WrightStuff said...

I love the way your art evolves. I do like your girl portraits too. Maybe you could do a piece that combines feathers and girls?

Didn't see your link on PPF by the way.

NatashaMay said...

Love it! Love how the feather seems like it's coming out of the page. Beautiful!

The WoodWife said...

I really like this and your use of dots. I also love your header!! I love bones and feather and rocks and have them all over my house!!

Nelly said...

You are like Picasso and his blue period only it is your bone and feather period.....Either way you make great sketchbook pages.

La Abela said...

Actually, your sketches are in themselves a work of art ....Saludos

carlarey said...

I love your bone and feather paintings, and I think you are on your way to developing your own iconography. If it was good enough for O'Keefe, it's good enough for us mere mortals.

Denni said...

Lovely work! I'm thinking these as symbols of you taking flight and also grounding yourself in a certain style. Just beautiful!

craftattack said...

Great work. The feather and bone look real! Happy PPF, Valerie

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I love your bones and feathers...I have a HUGE box full of exotic bird feathers and just love them...

Terrie said...

I love your feathers and bones (especially the feathers!) and the way they're presented on the page. Your sketchbook is impressive!

Dawn said...

Cool sketches those feathers are so life like Dxx

SHERI C said...

Your images and photo compositions captivate me. So inspiring you are! Wishing you a HAPPY PPF!

Netty said...

Terrific sketches, so life like. Happy PPF and have a great weekend. Annette

ileana said...

Your sketches are amazing...just like the real thing, only funkier! Great job!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Christine said...

you're the only one I know who does bones and feathers, interesting and unique!

Nicola said...

Lovely piece, your work really has a 3D quality to it, I love the colour combinations and the way you colour the background, it really makes the feather and bone pop right off the page. You have such a unique and distinct style. Love it! :0)

Sacred Yoli said...

Your sketches rock. You make this medium look so easy, but I know better. :-)
Happy PPF

Gloria said...

I like the way your paintings jump out. It's not easy doing bones and feathers, but you always do a great job. I love the blues.

Melisa said...

Lovely page, as always!

Kristin Dudish said...

It is fascinating how we tend to gravitate to certain things in our art... I always enjoy seeing yours!

xo
Kristin

Anne said...

Lovely. It's so interesting how different things speak to each of us. I think it's best to just go with what moves us. For whatever reasons.

Marlene said...

This is lovely, you really did a great job on the feathers.

Leone said...

I am a great feather fan also. You have done a great job on this sketch as usual.

Cameron said...

I was trying to decipher some of your journaling and thought I saw the word witch...
I instantly thought of a Shaman Medicine Woman character adorned beautifully in bones and feathers...looking so wise...exuding the knowledge of ancient secrets in her gaze! I don't think you need to save portraits for paint...an ink and watercolor washed girl would look amazing!

Loving your journey...and being here to share it with you :)

Pointy Pix said...

i love your sketchbook so much- the bones/feathers you draw always have a real 3d quality to them and i especially like the addition of the dots this week! looks great!

BahamaDawn said...

another great painting!!

ger chouinard said...

LOVE this piece in your sketchbook, the colors, the layers, the DOTS and the WORDS! I LOVE words and feathers and bones are the BEST! Very NICE work! Happy PPF into the weekend!

Magic Love Crow said...

I really truly love your sketchbook and your feathers and bones are amazing! And the dots on them, perfect! Everything is fantastic! Happy PPF!

Pam Tucker said...

Wonderful work you do! I love how it appears to be coming right out of the page, as if you could pick it up. Beautiful shade of blue. LOVE it all!

art2cee2 said...

this is fantastic. I love the feathers and how you paint things that are not the usual! Very unique! :-0

EVA said...

I am loving your sketchbook. I was out with friends and we picked up some feathers so you nay see one appear in my efforts. You did a fabulous job! (I see dots returning... maybe a starfish might eventually show itself?)

Amy said...

yeah, actually, i DO enjoy your post.

I am catching up late, i suppose - i've never visited this blog before so i didn't know you are a feather/bones girl,
but you'd better believe that you've got my attention (for whatever the hell thats worth :))

xx,
amy

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

The feathers look so light, as if they are floating above the sketch. Wonderful detail.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Beautiful...I absolutely love this piece..gorgeous.....wonderful and magical...yes indeed a beautiful language! Shine on!
Victoria

Gerri Herbst said...

stunning. I do adore your style.
Happy PPF. gerri

Her Speak said...

I always enjoy your layouts--so thoughtful and clean. :)

Jenny Blair said...

I always enjoy Your sketchbook pages, just love your style. These feathers are so lovely...your simplicity and lines make it look so easy...and I KNOW for a fact they are NOT an easy subject to draw! gorgeous GORGEOUS :)x

Giggles said...

Such depth and beauty! A joy to experience your art! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Theresa said...

I love your feathers! Beautiful pages. Theresa