One of the items in the 'haul' was a group of wood wall covering samples. I tucked them away, knowing that at some point I would want to draw and paint on them. At first I thought I would do a few pieces on these samples and then move drawing/painting on discarded wall paper samples and maybe other surfaces, like old sheet music or even phone book pages. But then I started that first drawing...and I loved the sound of my colored pencil on the paper, the feeling of it going over the wood grain...
I went home not long after seeing that exhibit, sent Raffaele a ton of pictures and then did my own drawing on a piece of wood...this was the drawing;
So...without any additional rambling...here it is, the inspiration for my new series...inspired by wood...inspired by my favorite wood worker...the muses that are in each piece of wood, telling him, inspiring him to create.
And as for the name of the series...well, if you know Raffaele Gironda then...well, you KNOW ;)
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG