Heart Bursts Open

It's been a little while (someday I will start a post where I do not have to say this!) but I have just finished the first artwork of 2018 that met my expectations. That's not to say I haven't been making things; I have. But it's been mostly just smaller sketches playing around. I've been hiking and taking photos a lot too, which is integral to my process. The real issue though, has been my day job eating up a lot of my time this year. Well, enough of that, let's talk about the drawing.

 Heart Bursts Open, Polychromos on Canson Mi Tientes, 12 x 16 inches

Heart Bursts Open, Polychromos on Canson Mi Tientes, 12 x 16 inches

I took the photo that I used for reference during a lovely hike near Muir beach. I have a real soft spot for flowers that are reminiscent of an anatomical heart. This is my third flower drawing that I ended up titling using the word "Heart" and it won't be the last. Flowers are beautiful, but a flower that makes me think of something else is what really speaks to me artistically. 

 My photo, taken on a hike at Muir Beach, CA. Canon 80D, 24mm lens

My photo, taken on a hike at Muir Beach, CA. Canon 80D, 24mm lens