Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sketch-y

untitled sketch, 6 x 4 in.

I didn't begin painting until I was 37, five years ago. Prior to that, my only real "art" experience involved a ton of sketching and drawing as a girl. I love pencil and paper--the sound the graphite makes on the surface of the paper, the mess it can make on your hands, the ability to erase!

I don't do much drawing anymore--simple thumbnails before I paint are as far as I tend to get. But just sketching this brief piece brought back tactile memories, and a renewed fondness for the line....(something that doesn't truly exist in nature, but sure works when you're drawing). Working a little more drawing into my life might not be such a bad thing. :)

-julie davis

4 comments:

Marilyn Flanegan said...

Julie, I enjoy your writing as much as I admire your painting. I find myself say, "Yeah, exactly!" while reading your blog. Thank you for sharing.
Hope you had a fun time at McKinney Falls this morning.

Laurel Daniel said...

So lovely...

Jala Pfaff said...

I love this sketch, it's really eloquent.

Jody Regan Paints! said...

Lovely sketch! And, YES!, to the thumbnails. Beautiful work.