Revisiting Palms

I repeatedly draw certain images.  I am not sure why, and I don’t look too closely at why.  Maybe I am superstitious about creativity and don’t want to question it too much.
Maybe I just want to trust my Muse and not question her choices!

This is an image that was taken by Randy Boyd of home, Laguna Beach.
Palm trees, Pacific and Catalina Island at sunset are iconic and say home home home.

Two versions of the exact same image — the top was a quick sketch with fat pens and bright colors experimenting.  I make notes sometimes on “failures” to discuss it in my own journal and in my own head.  I wasn’t paying attention and the fronds are not right —
a bit like having your arms come out of your belly!

The second is on the Hahnemühle Aqua Post Cards, my first test on the watercolor paper.  It will take some getting used to, but lays relatively flat and is all ready to stick a stamp on!  I imagine cards will be sent to friends, especially if I use their images as inspiration.

i will eventually write a review on the postcards*

Two images of another photo of Laguna which is evolving.
The image speaks to me as it is personal — meditation, palms, sea —
a reoccurring theme in my work over 30 years.

The medium in the first image I am just beginning to play with again…
Colored pencils over a light wash of color and ink in the Hahnemühle Grey Book.
Below, bolder color, and I’m not sure I want the bolder color…

I don’t know where I am going but I trust my Muse…

Do you come back to the same images over and over again?

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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8 Responses to Revisiting Palms

  1. dweezer19 says:

    Most of my art comes out of my head so I don’t rveisit images often. I love the new watercolor cards! But each of these images has its own value and beauty. Just like you!


  2. loisajay says:

    I do like that first painting with the fat pens and bright colors!


  3. bikerchick57 says:

    I’m loving the palms, Katie, but wondering why I’m not sitting under one1 😉


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