I love succulents, or cacti, because I can kill just about anything else green. There is also a serenity in looking at succulents, maybe it's because they are mostly stationary because there are no leaves to move in a breeze? I don't know, just something that draws me to them. So here is my current WIP...
I am not a person to discuss politics or religion. But something has been weighing me down these last few months. In light of all the hatred and violence, I have become increasingly upset with the current political direction, and the future of humanity.
This drawing came to me one morning shortly after waking and it hasn't left me until completion. It was the sort of thing that I could see very clearly but didn't know were it would take me. Anyway, here it is.
Title: Death of Diversity
Medium: colored pencils and solvent on Canson paper
This was one of those drawings I didn't know I would finish (maybe after several years). But then I decided to play with pan pastels and colored pencils both. I learned a lot, some good, some bad, but best of all.... I LOVE my colored pencils!!! Pastels are ok, occasionally, maybe ;)
So, this is Pansy, 20x24, pan pastels and colored pencils on Canson Mi-Teintes paper, with a tiny amount of gel pen.
After a terrible couple of weeks with bronchitis and other issues, I am slowly returning to myself, and new artwork, large and small. I still have a way to go to heal completely but spending time in my studio has always been a healing process.
This is my latest work in progress, and it wants to be difficult! No wonder, since I recently noticed how the river sort of symbolizes my own meandering life. So, what is there to discover?? It will be interesting....