Friday, February 13, 2009

I really like the progress I am making with this drawing. Currently I am using a white out pen to build a trail of white circles throughout the image. The resulting marks seem like cobwebs, but more importantly they are giving structure to the composition and strengthening the drawing. I am toying with titles for this piece and would appreciate input. The first word I like is "nourish" and I think it is captured by the addition of the embossed golden circles at the bird's feet - like seeds. The second word I like is "vesper". I love anything related to the Catholic church all that creepy, mystical, ritual...But these are Vesper Sparrows as well which we have in the marshes around Massachusetts. Any votes?

2 comments:

Sina bo bina said...

I vote twice for "vesper" or something like it. I agree with the mystery around all that ritual. It lends a ghostliness to what would otherwise just bore and irritate me. I didn't get cobwebs from it, but maybe that's something that will grow on me.

Mindy Bray said...

I have a second vote for vesper. And, I seem to remember some drawings many years ago with white out...fun to see it back!!