Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Project, New Style?

For quite sometime I've admired the work of Shirley Trevena . Her style is colorful, expressive and delightfully/creatively free. She works a lot with watercolor but isn't afraid to mix it up a bit. I've spent the last few days studying her online gallery and I'm both inspired and challenged as a result. Last night I drew up a still life setting from imagination based on some of her works but today felt I should go through my photos and gather things that have meaning to me. I don't own gorgeous vases or have access to fresh flowers at the moment but I do have cats so they must be a part of my still life. I found a photo I took last Spring of Digby, my male cat catching some sun while I worked in my studio so I started a new sketch, using this image to begin.

Btw, don't pay any attention to that dirty window(photo) or the suncatcher that looks like a hubcap(sketch).


Feathers said...

I checked out Shirley T's work--Wow! Actually, it makes me think of your alcohol ink work--Your sketch looks like fun in this style. I love watching your adventures!

Billie Crain said...

Isn't Shirley's work amazing? This is such new territory for me I hope I can come up with something even remotely acceptable. Time will tell.