Inspiration surrounds me
It was so nice to be in vacation mode when I was in Kamsack. I was able to respond to objects and things that inspired me: a curious owl ornament mounted on my parent's fence, an old red barn, a herd of bison, and a lonely old grain elevator, to name a few. One quick snap with my phone, and a potential painting had been captured.
Last night I was inexplicably tired. I didn't have the energy to start a new commission project, but I had enough to try something fun and different.
This bug caught my eye on a farm south of Veregin, Saskatchewan. Something about its simplicity really grabbed my attention.
I changed the image on my phone to black and white, then brought it into a program that overlays a grid. Holding the phone in one hand, I sketched with the other. This was the third painting this week done without a photo reference that I had printed out. Here is the result.
There is inspiration everywhere. It is so lovely to take the time to respond to it.