Art Every Day Month – Day 23 – Forty Two
That’s the number of years ago I did this drawing. I was deep into exploring my abilities with figurative art. I am a lover of abstraction but wanted to try my hand at figures, flowing lines because I’m also in love with black and white, with light and shadow. Raised near so many museums and art houses in and around New York City, I couldn’t help but absorb something of the art of the time. But I struggled until later in life when I had more experience and less fear.
Here is the original drawing which became a simple line painting for someone who paid me for it, my first sale in art. I was young and delighted that anyone even noticed my work since it was ordinary and basic.
I will probably redraw this in black ink, adding a few embellishments – I do so love black and white.
However, after a discussion today on Facebook about color, I realized that the color side of me needed another showing. Here it is. I’ll call it “Goddesses” since the discussion of late has been about women coming into their own power without apology or fear. There is no fear here on this blog or any of the content and there never will be. Ever. You might not like what you see but you will know it is authentic.
“There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.”