|In the Spirit - 24" by 36" Oil, Bernard Hoyes|
|River Maid, Oil, 24" 36"|
I originally discovered his work back in 2007 while researching for my first class with Elizabeth Barton. I wanted to continue with my series of Women in motion - and boy can you see a lot of motion and e-motion in Hoyes work. Here he had already achieved what I had only had a glimpse of an idea of. It was frustrating and exciting all in the same moment. Still me being me - I ended up lost down a whole other path than the one I originally had set for myself. (Not surprisingly that piece is still not finished!)
Presence of a Tranquil God
60" by 60"
Maybe I wasn't mature enough - maybe I got too excited in class and didn't give myself enough time to play. (Elizabeth wrote a great blog post this week on the importance of playing with an idea). So, with my dye supplies safely put away, Sandy's great blog on Fiber International done - I'm going to take a whole week to play with different sketch ideas using Hoyes work as a leaping off point. I originally thought I might try to get a few done before this post's deadline - but why rush myself?
So I promise over the next week - you will see where my play time has taken me!
Forgot to tell you all - the good news of the week is that this year lily piece - finally entitled - In the Secret, In the Quiet Place - was juried into the Lily Art Festival. Paul's entry - a lily blanket chest (gorgeousssss) made it in too. With my luck he'll sell it!
So what have you been up to creatively?