A lot of people ask me how I get ideas for some of the drawings and paintings I do. There really is no “method”, they just come. Like this morning, I was in the shower and started drawing with my finger on the steamy glass. That is how my two ideas started today.
After the shower I grabbed paper and pencil and quickly jotted down some rough shapes and wrote down colors I had in my head. I pulled out my supplies which consist of the traditional brushes, paints and then I grab my quirky items I use to create different textures. These can range from a pizza cutter, a drinking straw to a spoon we use to get innards out of a pumpkin. Sometimes I raid the kids piggy bank for a coin to use. Anything goes! I really wanted bubble wrap today, but I couldn’t find any so I used Makenzie’s little fingers to poke into the molding paste. It worked well and she enjoyed poking the canvas.
The first idea is started, it is a heavily textured abstract. The second is still on paper and I am still thinking about it. Often ideas stay on paper or in my brain cooking until it is ready to be done or discarded. Paste should be dry soon and I will be working on the newest piece of work to come out of this nutty head of mine.
Here is a rough sketch of two ideas, the abstract with circles I have started on canvas today. The other is still cooking in my head.