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
Oh if it were only that simple - love Picasso's quote!ReplyDelete
Hope the sun shines for you so you can finish up these sculptures! I also have a hard time sitting long enough to draw. I don't seem to lose myself so easily sketching - as I do painting and making clay pieces.
Your sketches are nice.
Really lovely post! I love the expression on the face. What a peaceful smile she has! Her eyes are so tender. As for the plover, we have always loved plovers since olden days. Their chirping is soft and very sweet.ReplyDelete
I like the sketch of the girl, to me it seems the sketch is somehow more real than getting every detail in a full painting, a little is left to the imagination. The clay can't be rushed, can it. Will the full body sculpture be life sized?ReplyDelete
Hello Judy---Yes, the sun finally came out. I have finished up two pieces. There's a Catch 22--when it rains I want to work--when its sunny I want to play!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sapphire--We have a wildlife refuge here on the shoreline. There are so many migrating birds in the fall to delight the senses!
Greetings, Linda---Clay has taught me some patience, but there are days that I just need to walk away. It always calls me back and I always answer! Full figure for me is about 4'. I have a small kiln and small space.