Sea shell and WC tube. 11x14 watercolor on bristol.
After a day of doing business stuff I sat down to paint and had a hard time "seeing".
Decided to do a simple exercise to show my workshop people and picked a tiny broken shell and a used-up watercolor tube as subjects. At first glance not exciting items to look at, but holding each and looking carefully they revealed fun shapes to paint.
There's always something beautiful to see if you slow down and look for it.
July 15 2009 SF