Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Eyes and Eggs

Continuing with my journal/sketchbook of last November's cruise, this is Srijith, who made omelets every morning, always with a smile. I'm calling this painting "Eyes and Eggs", borrowing a title from Jean Michel Basquiat. (watercolor, 6x4", 15x10cm)

Sketchbooks/journals are a very personal form of artistic expression. Pablo Picasso said: "Je suis le cahier", I am the sketchbook. An artist's sketchbook is a record of her life, not usually intended for public display. For some artists, art and life cannot be separated. Some artists who kept sketchbooks are: Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun, Sara Rosenbluth, Susan Abbott, Renee Stout, William Turner, Eugene Delacroix, to name only a few. And me, of course!

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