I’ve been out drawing various places on Friday mornings and relishing every minute! My friend Debbie and I parked our drawing chairs in the Gardens, finding all kinds of autumn beauty to draw and paint.
A few weeks ago, we ventured just across the street from where I live, to draw the horses at Smith Hollow Farm. My line drawings of the horses kept looking a lot like donkeys (ahem), due to not giving them the correctly proportioned long legs! I’m not sure my watercolor sketch got it right either, but they seem more like horses to me.
Near the end of our time at the farm, I turned my chair to look down the road. I dashed off this simple watercolor and didn’t think very highly of it at the time. Debbie liked it a lot and encouraged me to look at it again in a week or so…I might like it better, she said. This happens to both of us fairly regularly…not liking what we’ve drawn, but finding that it seems to improve a bit after getting away from it for a while. I’m not exactly sure why that is. Something to do with being too close to it at the time of making the drawing, and needing a bit of breathing space.
I’m also busy revamping my Etsy Shop! I’ve decided to create a second Etsy shop purely for the knit & crochet patterns, so that my current shop, now named Drawn2Life will only have original works of art, cards & prints, and signed copies of my books. It isn’t quite there yet, if you happen to visit. Soon….very soon!
I hope you are able to drawcument something about your life today. I have an encounter with a cow that I plan to paint today…can’t wait to share with you!
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You refresh my soul!
Thank you Isabella!
OH, yes, Jen… a second look the day or week after is always revealing. By then the inner critic (that monkey on your back) has fallen asleep or lost interest, and you get to see your work “unfiltered”. At least, that seems to be so for me.
Awesome explanation, Virginia! Thanks! And thank you for visiting my blog!
Jennifer, I love your paintings and explanations… A morning after , or the next day look I find encouraging, most times. Bill
Thank you William! I’m going to keep my judgment open until a few days after I’ve made a drawing. Thanks!