sketch here clay there
I'm making this face up as I go along. That's why it appears flat. I do not have the patience to sketch for long. It's the feeling I am after for a larger sculpture. When I get it then I move on to clay. Except the clay is too wet!
I am trying. I paddled on two more inches! Now to avoid clay and think about the full body sculpture I want to do this winter.
I wandered back out to check on the clay. It is still very wet. I decided to finger paint with it instead of coiling. That worked out and felt good, too. Something completed. Now for a walk on the shoreline.........More sketching........
which leads me back
When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait. ~Pablo Picassso