I was walking home from the neighbors
and looked up
to see a good sized black bear
down the road
looking at me
slowly began walking backwards
it turned and walked into the woods
I call that a good bear experience
and nothing more
Recently a friend mentioned that all my art
is self portraits.
I felt surprised as
I rarely draw myself.
The lady above is not me,
but it is my real life story.
A bit of my life, perception or surroundings does enter most of my art
Perhaps that is common.
This piece (above)
was an evening sketch.
Pencil, then ink, then pencil and eventually watercolor washes.
It is not a self portrait or reflection of my surroundings,
simply exploring technique and having fun.