I’m not a spontaneous thinker or art producer. I like to plan my work, often well ahead.
Take last week for example.
I was in Devonport at the invitation of the Northwest Art Circle to judge and open their 23rd annual exhibition. All went well and my wife and I also enjoyed some wonderful hospitality.
The following day we visited Lillico Beach, near Devonport. I’ve visited there before, but I hadn’t really spent a lot of time there.
I was ‘on a break’ from painting groups of stones, but thought that the opportunity to photograph and gather some interesting subjects was too good to miss.
I have included some examples of some of the photos that I took.
Gathering ideas is all about ‘opportunities’. You may not want to paint that particular subject today, but there will come the time when you’re looking for something new to paint.
I file all of the photos I take and print those I think may make good paintings. Some often find their way onto my display board or are attached to my drafting table. They sit there. I look at them, then one day an idea is born!
It’s like planting seeds, art seeds.
I enjoy harvest time!