I've been playing with collage lately.  a group of friends/artists got together Equinox and created collages. I decided to do a painting of my collage for further investigation. when i create collage, i choose images intuitively. usually i place an intention prior to choosing. my intention was for an image of my life for this season. i wasn't very specific. so for further intimate contact with the collage images, i decided to make apainting of the collage. i learned about myself as well as brushing up on my painting skills.

While walking yesterday in the cold and snow, I was appreciating what a spectacular gallery of images the landscape presented to me. Nature is the most talented artist: ice crystal patterns on frozen puddles, frozen droplets on branches in the fast rushing creek, swirling snow patterns frozen by the sub-zero wind. The smallest of details became a joyous moment! Without my camera with me to capture those images, I spent more time with each fascination and captured the image and feeling in my heart.

I draw to explore structure, light, form................


Sketching is a way to expore what I see intimately, hone my skills and ultimately, tell a story.
I invite you to share your sketches.