...after Saturday's long run (35 km). The gods had mercy on us and the weather cooperated. The forecast called for a hot, sunny day; instead it was cloudy, cool and breezy. Yesterday, however, it was hot and sticky, very bad for long runs. We have to hope the gods will be with us (me) at the race too ...
So what's one to do after subjecting one's legs to such a treatment? Well ... paint of course!
A while back, I made a collage on an 8x8 canvass. I was not happy with the result, so I sanded the paper and gessoed over. I started looking at the shapes, waiting to "see" something. Since the paper was painted in reds and greens, I decided to look for flowers and I found a garden.
I also bought Steven Aimone's Expressive drawing.
I hesitate for a while, after all I have enough books to last me till retirement considering the limited amount of time I can dedicate to this activity. But I bought it because it discusses composition among other things.
These are the first automatic drawings I made:
But this is just me....I am sure others see something different... isn't that the beauty of it all?
I also "found" her on one of the papers left over from the printing exercise:
And then it was the end ...of the weekend.