Follow the Leader - pan pastel sumi ink on watercolor paper

This weekend I pulled out my sumi ink and pastels to do some exercises as learned by the fabulous Dawn Emerson. I have been thinking a lot about how representational I want to be and my future painting direction. This seemed to be a way to have a lot of options without a lot of planning.

The issue of planning and layers looms large in my life. As I sat down to craft this blog, I simultaneously realized how large these issues are… and how much I don’t want to commit those issues to “paper.”

Please forgive me for another short post. A lot is going on.

And for those who celebrate, happy Thanksgiving!