One thing that comes clearer and clearer as I move into the dissertating phase is the importance of doing things that are fun, relaxing, or in some way inspiring. As we packed our house up, I balked at putting my paints, brushes, and easel in storage. It’s not like I make much time to paint, but it is the thought that I canthat relaxes me.
It took only a week of being alone in a new city before I started hunting down an art supply store. Knowing that I’d need to pack whatever I got, I kept it simple. A Gelly Roll 06, a tiny drafting set, and a 6″ x 8″ drawing pad.
I’ve been mostly doing face and figure studies, but today I tried something different.