This is true…
This painting is my first attempt at recreating a painting I made within a dream I had about a week ago ~ the title is the title that I dreamt “Unsent Letters” I remember writing the title on the back of the painting. I dreamt this after some interesting conversations with my daughter who was working on a project for school involving writing words or carrying words on her person…
For me painting is a process that starts off with an idea and it changes and evolves through the act of drawing and painting, often becoming something completely new ~ if I allow myself to be open to it
This painting was tough because I felt compelled to bring it back to the original memory from my dream and this is my first attempt – it feels awkward to me and requires another try.
For the best view click on the image.
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Grackles are such elegant creatures.
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Thinking about the vantage point of pigeons ‘fancy or common’ it must be amazing!
It would take my breath away.
It is great to be sketching again. Thanks so much for the blog nominations and awards! I will try to respond individully to each very soon. I really appreciate your stopping by and for taking the time to comment and share your impressions.
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Drawing is a wonderful way of remembering…
I think the first memory I have of drawing was one I had done of a horse. It was the “horse of a different color” in the Wizard of Oz. I loved horses then as I do now and that one in particular. I remember what I was feeling as I was drawing, my box of crayons, the choices I made in colors and being disappointed with the head I had drawn – trying to fix it (no erasers when working with crayons), I think I was five.
I went on to draw many horses through grade school with my best friend Kyra. After school we would draw their heads and fantasize about having our own horses – mine would be a Palomino. Great memories…
This is my “Horse of a Different Color”
My daughter also loves horses and made this when she was a bit older than 5 and it is the happiest horse being ridden by a very happy girl.
Amanda’s Happy Horse
I am not sure why, but recently I have felt like drawing horses again.
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This Sunday December 16th I will be participating in a fundraiser to raise money for the Time Square Art Square and The New York Foundation for the Arts to assist artists affected by Hurricane Sandy. It is a Sketchathon, with 100 artists donating their time and talents.
You can commission portraits from one of 100 artists – including myself, for $10. in advance or $20. on the day of the event. You can join us in Manhattan or you can commission portraits online. Please see all of the details below.
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This is my first new post in some time. It was difficult to get started again.
I wanted to take a moment to thank those of you who have sent your supportive comments and great feedback over the past weeks and months. To date, I have received feedback from folks in over one hundred countries. I am touched by your kind words and insights and interesting perspectives.
Special thanks to Christina, a talented photographer from England who posted awesome Kestral photos today on her blog: steeniesphotoblog.wordpress.com Thank you Christina for your lovely post today. Please check out Christina’s wonderful photos. I know these photos will lead to future sketches and paintings.
I am always open to collaboration. So much of the creative process is a solo experience, it is great to have the oportunity to share it with other creative soles.
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Dawn Henning, 2012
Watercolor on Arches paper.
More work can be seen at http://www.dawnhenning.com
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It is good to be back at my drawing table after a wonderful trip to Greece. I saw my first European Magpie under the Olive trees in the gardens of the Greek Agora in Athens.
We would watch for hours as the Cormorants on Block Island would hold their wings out wide to dry them in the sun only to dive right back into the water once accomplished. We are lucky to have them close by, two New York birds live in the Narrows of New York Harbor. They are a favorite of mine but not typically the subject of my drawings. Possibly a future subject of a children’s book… anyone interested in collaborating?
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Thinking about Greece, I stumbled upon a blog I like, and found some great photos… athensbirds.blogspot.com Looking forward to being in Athens this June to see my family.