I wasn’t even going to write in my journal this week BUT here I am. Seems like a great summary for my week. Seems like I started the week in a routine. I don’t like routine. I love not knowing— it’s the best! I keep getting all of these awesome tips and ideas: words of James Victore. “Learn EVERYTHING about art, forget it, and create” he says. What a wonderful master plan! Another quick You tube video on this amazing artist and her fabulous tips on my most favorite element of all-COLOR. “If you’re going to paint a red apple, mix the red with it’s compliment green to add form. Oh I should make this a side project! I also found out about this awesome book, ITTEN The Elements of Color. The best part of my week is that I finally, not sure why today was the day but it was, sat down and read my rough draft. Two months ago I sat for three glorious hours a day rewriting my script. I put it away until today and read it. Not a bad story AT ALL but there’s lots to do.
Yes it’s a big task and so is immersing myself in the world of Art History and King Lear. It’s not, but the feeling like I want to learn it all, paint and create at the same time… is. For now I’ll start with simple objects that I can draw like leaves. I printed up some pictures for reference and then painted going from light to dark.I mixed things up and outlined with a crayon. Maybe I don’t want to outline with a complementary color.
Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible!