How do you get out of the creative doldrums? I have had that over the past few weeks. I have a painting in my head but it refuses to come out! I have found when that happens it pays to look at past works and either get inspiration from them or rework them.
I did this pencil drawing way back, it was from a photo from the National Geographic in the 50’s or even earlier. Looking at it I was immediately struck that it could be a scene from any refugee camp today. It haunted me for a couple of days and I wondered whether the scence would be so haunting if it was in colour, so I got my watercolours out.
Not so haunting, black and white definitely tells the story better. I know my style probably softens the message.
Now to try and get that picture out of my head for next weeks PPF! Happy Paint Party everybody!