Recently I have come to appreciate the time spent in sketching for a variety of reasons. I mentioned in a previous post the creative energy I have found from doodling… something I had previously enjoyed but dismissed as having little value. Now I can add another reason to love sketching- the creative generative power of one sketch to fuel multiple paintings.
I did this sketch several months ago, and felt at the time I had achieved some things I wanted to continue to work on in a painting. Here is a silk painting created from this sketch:
Later I returned to the sketch, and continued to feel a burst of creative energy from it. So here in the next painting; in it I have used a new technique I am beginning to learn: So there have been several finished paintings made based on the seed of the sketch. I have found this a very satisfying way to work. The medium of silk painting is so immediate, it can be restricting. But working with the sketch, I have been able to explore some additional possibilities.