Monday, April 4, 2011

Reoccurring Themes or Ditto Drawing

Had a strange drawing experience this weekend. Was refining my Autumn sketch (yet again), just letting it unfold and not thinking too much about why I was inserting different things. When I stood back and looked at it I felt this jolt. I had just drawn the exact pose I had used in another painting I did back in 2008, not to mention a past Christmas card. Completely different subject matter but the same position as well as a bird. What's that all about??
My friend Tara asked if there was something significant about the bird. There is something about holding something so fragile and that something so timid trusting you enough to remain. But the reason I put the bird in this painting is to suggest the need to leave nests behind and fly to safer harbors before the earth is blanketed in winter's cold.
Guess it's best not to over analyze but I am curious if anyone else has experienced this.

4 comments:

Swan Artworks said...

Such a beautiful drawing... I love the composition, her pose and expression, the way the autumn leaves are blowing off of her garments... it has a wistful feel, as if she's encouraging the bird to fly into the wind yet anxious at the same time in a maternal kind of way, to me... the hands are so expressive...
I'm sure we all have some deep seated imagery in our subconcious that needs to rise to the surface from time to time, quite fascinating... how to interpret that is another mystery altogether I guess!

LDahl said...

It looks as if she is setting the bird free, supporting it but not trying to capture it.

Lisa Hunt said...

This is lovely!

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Thank you ladies.