Jonathon over at By The Mighty Mumford nominated me for a TEN SENTENCE LOVE POEM CHALLENGE – but with an art twist. So, since I LOVE fairies, I am doing 10 fairy sketches. Hop over to his blog and check out his poetry. I am always amazed at people who have the gift of writing poetry. I love reading all the poetry here on WP!
I have been away for a couple of weeks with family visiting and the flu. 😦 But I didn’t forget, Jonathan! Thanks for the motivation to get out my sketchbook. I also decided to add some figures in the mix so I could play with drawing wings. (Ha! Now I’m regretting all the life drawing classes I skipped in college! 🙂 )
So, here is Fairy Sketch #1 – “Flirty”
Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell
She raises her eyebrow and, with a slight shake of her head, she pulls me towards her.
Her lips part, “Tsk, tsk, you have been away from me long enough. Return. “
I nod, and slowly walk through my landscape.
“Well, maybe just for a while.”
I raise my brush and return home.
After a three-year pause from portraiture,
the ever intriguing face draws me through my landscapes into her knowing eyes.
She beckons to me and my brush.
Once again, she has captured my attention.
I have been sketching a lot lately and I have noticed an interesting difference between my sketches and my paintings. My sketchbooks are filled with the human and fae faces and of my dreams. Yet landscapes, nature and trees are what come from my brush. I wanted to start a new series and spent some quiet time over the holidays with my journal — Writing, sketching and thinking about how to merge my paintings and sketchbooks. I want them to share the space of my paintings. I wrote the above notes in my journal and then this is the painting that emerged.
Now, I am sketching with the intention of a painting. I still sketch to just relax and record memories and dreams, but now I feel a connection and “full circle” pattern in all of my art.
Well, I better get back to my easel so I can finish this painting. 🙂
Have a wonderful, creative day, Janell