I've barely painted anything this Summer and Autumn and my artist friend J. is always saying that there is enough in my sketchbooks to provide inspiration - so I decided I would open one of the sketchbooks randomly at a page and that would be the inspiration for my next painting.
It opened here.
Eeek! So many other better sketches, so little time.
However a decision is a decision and I started with the top right.
Seriously, what is this supposed to be?
Stay with me - it does get better.
Next was the sketch bottom right.
Minimalism is the thing!
MINIMALISM IS THE THING
Then I found a page in another sketchbook just waiting for a little something extra - which happened to be a plum, also suitable for Rike's challenge.
A SINGLE PLUM
And finally I rescued an old carrot which was hanging about with two old flower friends, for a colourful finish.
OLD CARROT AND FRIENDS
My favourite is "A SINGLE PLUM".
Do you have a favourite?
I really enjoyed this experiment. Maybe I'll try it again with a better sketchbook page.