I have been feeling a bit blah lately and my work is suffering for it! I'm sure I have a bit of cabin fever plus a little post holiday let down. How about you? So the other night I forced myself into the studio and sat down at my table. Back when we had our floors put in, the skid that the wood was delivered on had a huge piece of compressed wood that our contractor was going to throw away. I asked him to kindly cut it up into smaller pieces and voila, about 20 new paint surfaces! So after I picked one up, I remembered a trick an art teacher showed me and I took out a sharpy and started to sketch directly on the wood. No sketch book, no tracing paper, no tedious detailed drawing. Then I broke out the BIG brushes. What my teacher actually showed me was to use marker or pen to sketch because it makes you loosen up your drawing and not be so fussy. So I basically just painted and had a bunch of fun! This is what I came up with...
The little boy is a work in progress but I think they will look cute together.
So if your feeling blue...break out the big brushes!