tangled blue lines untangling thoughts

drawing for garden

It’s another blue ball point pen drawing which I’ve made to help me figure out the big shapes of a new landscape painting that’s in the works.  I love drawing this way. It totally suits me.  It’s wonderful when you have a form that fits your thoughts and emotions to a tee.  With the pen, I figure out how to think about the scene.  With a pen I can walk around in my own imagination.

long crepe myrtles reworked

long crepe myrtles reworked

I liked the first version a lot and thus was reluctant to have another whack at it right away.  And there’s nothing wrong with that: I had plenty of other things to keep me busy.

But it’s undergone another swipe.  I still like it.  And I still think it needs some further something, though I’m not sure what that something is, so once again I’m briefly setting it aside while I contemplate my next move.

The earlier version is visible here:

https://alethakuschan.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/crepe-myrtles-in-acrylic/

The painting measures 36 x 18 inches.