Saturday, July 01, 2006

"Curvy Bow"


liquid sumi ink on watercolor paper approx 9 x 16cm (3.5 x 6.25 inches)

Last week I had my first chance to play piano and sing with an orchestra at an Australian cultural event. This is a quick sketch I did of one of the violinists at the rehearsal before I had to get up and play.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Thomas Michael Caldwell said...

I find that sketch amazing, especially given how little time you probably had to make it. The face is excellent for so few brush strokes.

How long did it take to do?

9:49 PM  
Blogger Julianne said...

Thanks for looking and commenting, thomas.
I guess it took a couple of minutes, perhaps a little longer, couldn't say for sure, I wasn't counting :D

2:30 AM  
Anonymous Thomas Michael Caldwell said...

Well, for two or so minutes, it's very good. The face especially. I guess less really is more.

Perhaps your instict just took over? No thinking involved, just "automatic?"

12:44 PM  
Blogger Julianne said...

When working fast there's not much time to think.... I like that, it's good zen training, Sometimes I'm able to get out of my own way enough to be able to let the painting paint itself. There's a definite difference in feeling when that happens.

But I'd say probably closer to 5 mins than 2 mins....

5:53 PM  
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