Commitment to completing a series of drawings or paintings allows moves me forward, often in a direction I would not have otherwise discovered.

Sketch One, Broken Trumpet Parts

I am committing to one hundred paintings or drawings of the trumpet parts I bought yesterday at the yard sale.  This is the first of the series.   It is the next to the last sketch in one of my many sketchbooks that I am completing before I begin, yet another, wonderful sketchbook. I’m not sure if I can keep that promise to myself.  One more page to go.  I wonder what it will appear on that last page.

Sketch One of the trumpet parts began as a line drawing in black ink drawn using my Pelikan Fountain Pen.  I applied washes with a limited palette of of raw sienna and manganese blue.