Sit down and do what’s in your head… Moving the old bronze skull that Jess planted up with a strawberry daughter a few weeks ago, out onto the ledge of the porch, and drawing that while relaxing, that’s what was in my head.
…and it worked(ish). I didn’t have a clear vision for what I wanted. I thought I did, but now looking at the result, I suspect what I had was a vague image connected to a feeling. The image I had in mind was darker in tone, and frankly, I whiffed it on the feeling I wanted to achieve. I don’t know how to describe what I wanted other than to say I wanted to feel it in my lower gut on my left hand side. (Sounds weird saying it, but that’s what I wanted.)
Still… the idea is out of my head, now it’s either play with it, develop it, or move on.
Swinging on the monkey bars… from one rung to the next… don’t get anywhere without reaching out and seeing what happens. This time it was pulling a drawing from the stack of life drawings to use as a source for a pastel drawing. Instigated on a whim, it wasn’t meant to be anything more than movement, an exercise, but now, it’s intriguing the way that the light blue tinted gesso works with the colors laid on top, and the way that the vine charcoal interacts with the white & blue pastels. Simple stuff, and a clumsy execution, but it’s fuel for a few days worth of daydreaming about possibilities.
Definitely need to keep pulling from the pile of work from life drawing and using it as source code.