Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sketching Venice







I am finding sketching to be a much delicious way of documenting one's life. The things I see, the ones that call my attention, getting recorded through the lens of my eyes, with colors on paper.

I know I am not particularly good, but as I lear to look at what I am drawing with a bit more focus than the one before, I marvel myself at the ability to learn to look at the world with brand new eyes.


Through the eyes of a child you will see the world just as it ought to be.


21 comments:

Francie M said...

I'm sore and more thinking of artists as alchemists. So much magic involved in the process of turning blank paper into w work of art. I was so reminded of this as I scrolled through the steps you took. After 'our' book finished its journey we'll need to write a book of incantations for artists. Lovely picture, Ana!

Kristin Fleming said...

Loving the building sketch with watercolors. It's hard to work off of something real, but when you do you start to notice weird little things about it.

Scarlet said...

Ink is unforgiving and it takes time to prepare, to capture it all in, keeping proportions in mind, and what you've captured here is a moment the way you saw it, the way you want to remember it in a way no one can duplicate. I wish I could take a month off and sketch my way through Italy, stopping at Positano for two weeks! :)

Rosemoo said...

Try to let go of the voices that tell you 'it's not very good'. They're poison. They're insidious and will follow you everywhere. Just let it be. You don't need to qualify the art that comes from you. It's Yours.

:D

Melissa said...

Beautiful work. I love it!

(Stop saying you are not particularly good because I think your work is beautiful!) Enjoy the process!

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely scene
and you are using wonderful colors
that catch my heart
to consider the beauty

Cloudia said...

Through your post we can experience it!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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Riot Kitty said...

You're kidding, right? You're very good!

Caffeine Girl said...

I LOVE your drawings. What does "good" mean anyway. Moreover, it's the process that counts. I think we engage more with the world when we draw.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Spectacular, Ana! I love your drawings. You are far better than you think. Don't underestimate yourself.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What do you mean you're not particularly good?? YOU'RE AMAZING!!! Your talent is out of this world and don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise :)

Sherri B. said...

It's so enjoyable to see Venice through your sketches!

Kyra Wilson said...

I think the personality of the piece is what is important. It's the way YOU see it. :)

Jeanie said...

Don't sell yourself short -- your sketching is wonderful and with the watercolor -- all the more magical. I see the most magnificent collection of work in your portfolio from your trips! Just my little crystal ball!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Yes, drawing/sketching, there is so much that is revealed throught the process. I join the others in saying let go of the voices that try to pass comparative judgements. I have to let go of them a lot...I can see in this drawing how much you enjoyed being there! It is lovely.

laura p. said...

Complimenti!
Belli gli acquarelli!
Buona giornata
Laura

Magic Love Crow said...

You're not good? I think you have captured everything amazingly! I love this piece ;o)

floating thru fields said...

Love this even the brick looks amazing! Sketching a record of a vacation would be such a lovely way to keep memories:)

Almost Precious said...

Ana the sketch is lovely and such a glorious way to capture the moment and the place. I'm certain this trip will be filled with many opportunities for you to practice this wonderful talent that God has blessed you with. :)

Willow said...

Loved seeing Venice through your art !

Little-Duck said...

Your art blows me away. There are powerful statements made in art. The words of an introvert can come out flowing but strong when they paint the inside on paper. Your work is simply incredible.

I have got to get over here more often. Do you sell your work on Etsy or anything? These watercolors are fantastic.

I like to paint the ordinary as well. I like to idea of painting my life story. Sometimes there are no words to express what I mean or no adequate words. Paint seems to open me up a bit. Paint lets me be quiet while speaking up. Art is a powerful tool.

I look forward to coming here more often. I will attempt to find a way to get your posts via email.

Faith
www.sundrip.com

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