Wednesday, November 7, 2007

LOOKING BACK



4th and King st. watercolor 1979



Roccos ink and markers 1978

I recently found myself in one of those “there is nothing I feel like painting” moods, and as I usually do, began looking around the studio for some busy work to keep me occupied. I’m not sure how it happened, but I ended up looking through some very old slides of my earliest work, dating as far back as 1978. (It was not until 1981 that I officially launched my art career.) At that time I did not know how to paint and my work consisted mainly of ink drawings. Later I began using markers, and then watercolor. Even then, my skills were quite limited; I couldn’t paint trees or skies so they were simply omitted from my paintings.

Here are a few examples of that work. I apologize for the quality of the reproduction, the slides were old and my skills were far from developed.

2 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

Geez Bill...your work in 1978 was already fabulous!

I've been following Patience's blog for awhile...and am glad I found you too. Your work is beautiful.

And the photos of you and your dogs on her blog today are the sweetest!

Helen Read said...

I think your work was great then too! Its really fun to see how we grow artistically, though! Great post :)