Thursday, June 28, 2007

snow in june: first the idea

now that i am all done with the gesso, my next step on my snowflake for Robert's Snow 2007 is an idea of what to paint on it.
i am still in love with swallows and envelope paper, so this is where i start.

here is my first sketch. just trying to build a story as i scribble. snowflake--winter--long coat, scarf, earmuffs? a barn swallow or maybe a purple martin against the snow? wait, don't swallows fly south for the winter?
ok, just looked it up. barn swallows: "winters costa rica to argentina" (thank you,
mr. roger tory peterson.)
so, yeah, they do. hmmm, perhaps that the story right there...