Before heading to my home in Paris, I was down in the south of France doing research for an essay of French gastronomy of a bygone era.
It was not conducive for my painting but I did sketch non stop. I utilized my ever present midori passport pocket pad.
I enjoyed the challange of such small size, 3×5 to create fully realized pieces.
Some of my reading inspired me to shake things up as I had long been familiar with the size. I started using both sides of the page, holding the pad vertically (so that what were the books edges became the too and bottom).
It was interesting ng in that more space does not necessarily equate to easier .
One has to think of compositional balance differently.
Back in paris. First morning in studio started a painting 5×8. The weather going from overcast to rain has not facilitated progress so I am back to sketching.
I find myself now also combining my own texts to pieces.
Even with the rain, it is great fun adding to myself in a way which shall remain with me.