So. I found a swatch of very fine cotton muslin fabric and wondered if I could simply sketch freehand on it with a ball point pen…
After sticking tape on all sides, much like for water colour paper, I started off with one of my most fun subjects, The Owl Family 😁
Art teaches me so much more about life than about mediums and techniques… It teaches me to ‘Assume nothing’… Be forever happily curious and Never lose an opportunity to try something new 😃… If only to create new mistakes rather than repeat old ones 😂
There is an owl that I see on my way to the studio. It sits patiently on one of the branches of a Gulmohar tree. It is plump and quiet and has a Stillness to it that is enchanting. Why is it awake during the day… When will it go to sleep… Are some of the questions that cross my mind as I pass it.
I would like to believe that it waits for me just as much as I look forward to catching a glimpse of it. I take the sharp left turn that leads me to the tree that it has chosen for a home and instinctively I look up.
I imagine it as a family man, taking a break from his brood to enjoy the noise of daytime which for him is night. And so I drive on, taking a picture of him in my mind, I add elements that I think are important in order for him to have a fun life… And I recreate that in the quiet of my studio and thank that little bird for inspiring me and bringing joy to my world… 🌼☺️
I have loved owls since I was lirtle. Their massive eyes and adorable shape makes me come back to them time and again, in different mediums. I like to think of them as family creatures that take care of their little ones with diligence and deep love 😊