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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Monday, January 16, 2012

A song and a page from the sketch book...

In honor of Martin Luther King day, here is a beautiful rendition of James Taylor's song, "Shed a Little Light." It has a very powerful message, and is a great one to hear again and again.

http://youtu.be/HTh8YYzlN5s

peace dove (and apple of great deliciousness).
I'm also posting a page from my sketchbook that is a bit relevant. Today I added the dove, which holds a message of peace. I love the movement of birds wings, especially the white dove. The feathers are almost translucent--a sharp contrast to the softness of the sky. My little dove has a halo, as I felt he took on a saintly quality. "Dream a little dream, and Love to all."

I'm not especially sure why I fill up blank spots on sketchbook pages that are already in progress as with this apple study, and intensity scale that I painted a few months ago. Doesn't everyone have a multitude of sketchbooks, only to work in the one closest at hand when the creative impulse strikes ... or do they fill up one book and then go to the next? No matter how disciplined I try to be, I seem to be the more random artist.

5 comments:

Shelley said...

Beautiful sketch Laura, for a man and memory I've learned to appreciate even more living over here.

Jan Watson said...

Glad to hear your comment about "several sketch books". I have at least a dozen in different stages of use! Trying to keep this years art-a-day sketches in one! Lovely dove by the way, You have a nice style, the way you put things together and the forms you use, with subject matter coming from with in your spirit. very nice!

BobiWilson said...

I have more than "several" sketchbooks around. And I don't even consider myself a sketcher/drawer/painter!
I haven't take a recent count of journals. Probably similar

Laura Gable said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Jan I can't wait to see more of your sketches.

Bobi, yes now I'm filling up the compostion notebooks with writing too. Maybe I'll combine them at some point ...

Lapoynte said...

Wowser Laura! This is a beauty; so well done, gush, gush.