About a week ago I started back doing morning pages in my sketchbook.
Here is the full image of “Morning Pages” inspired by a sketch I did on December 26th:
I wanted to capture the light in January and the quiet of an hour of morning work before the busy tasks of a regular day began. Below is my sketch book open to the page:
By the 26th, we’d had an ice storm and a power outage-and Christmas! I was searching for something new to settle into and I found it. The sketchy thumbnail at the bottom of page 675 became whole in my mind at that moment. Below is the rough sketch on 11 x 14 inch tracing vellum in indigo colored pencil:
It was only after I’d completed the painting, and scanned and scheduled it, that I realized I’d included all variety of “morning pages” in the scene.
Happy 2014! I wish all of you a year full of quiet mornings to sketch, write, make music, read, ski, and dream.