Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Poetry of Lines of Shapes


A Day in The Life.... Sketchbook Project page 18 Color pencils 

Our little town still has above ground telephone and electric lines and there are always mourning doves or purple matins etc. sitting on the wires - quite often a conference of them! I love to watch them as they fly away and come back following some private code of their own.  I was very pleased to draw a simple sketch of those birds and incorporate them into my Art House Co-Op Sketchbook-Fiction project narrative.  While working on the project  I really learned the poetry of lines, forms, shapes and colors in sketches. And I realized that to be a true artist I need to follow Irwin Greenberg's advice, " Draw everywhere and all the time. An artist is a sketchbook with a person attached. "   :) 

12 comments:

padmaja said...

I think this looks very poignant.. almost everyday I look at them sitting in a row and wonder what they have in their minds when they are looking over such vast space..

meera said...

Thank you Padmaja. I wrestled with the idea of adding more because it looked too simplistic. I am glad simplicity prevailed :)

Irina said...

Thank you for your kindest comments and welcome to my blogs! It is such a pleasure to meet talented and dedicated blogger, I will be glad to read you and know you better.

meera said...

Irina, thanks you! you are so kind and I hope you like what you read and see in this blog :)

Katherine Thomas said...

I love that quote, and your poem too! I notice the birds on the wire all the time too. I wonder what they're saying to each other. Lovely painting!

meera said...

Thank you Katherine! I think I can watch them for hours. Its also interesting how so often they sit there for hours all i a group just being together.

Krishna said...

nice

meera said...

Thanks Krishna!

Thaikaden said...

Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

meera said...

@Thaikaden, Thank you! Its always a pleasure to hear from you.

Kathy Staicer said...

Another wonderful sketch and such inspiring thoughts.

meera said...

Thanks Kathy! you are always very encouraging :)

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