As I await sleep to overtake me, I’ve decided to post this plein air watercolor sketch I did last Saturday during my sojourn at the South Street Art Festival. Sitting behind my booth, I had a good perspective of the foliage, streetlamp and city banners across the street. When I finished it, I did some journaling across the page, then put it up for sale. A patron purchased it that very evening.
I am currently reading The Writer’s Eye: Field Notes and Watercolors by Paul Horgan. I love his illustrations and field notes, but don’t like that they are typed. My own handwriting leaves much to be desired, but I am determined now to clean it up and explore the possibilities of combining images and words in my artwork, as I’ve attempted recently.
My one-man-show at the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi library has been set for October 12-31, and I believe it includes four watercolors and drawings of coastal subjects that contain pictures along with my handwritten journal texts. This is a direction I’m interested in exploring further.
Thanks for reading.
I paint in order to remember.
I journal when I feel alone.
I blog to remind myself that I am not alone.