Indian Corn, ink & watercolor

Indian Corn, ink & watercolor

I bought this decorative Indian corn around Thanksgiving, planning to sketch it but it took a cold, rainy night in February to get around to it. I was tired and grumpy and needed something fairly mindless to do: drawing hundreds of little corn kernels from life was just the meditation I needed.

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Ink and watercolor wash, Sketchbook Pages, Still Life
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  1. Jana, after a conversation with a watercoloring friend of mine, who says she appreciates any responses to her blog, I thought I’d let you know that I have really enjoyed your blog. I don’t paint, but I so enjoy watching you practice your art; your technique exercises have made me look at other art with a tad more discernment – even when you aren’t so satisfied with the effort. And your sketches around your town are charming (and I mean that in the best way, not the dismissive one). Anyway, keep blogging for folks like me! Thanks.

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    • Dear Nancy, You are so kind to write! Thank you. Just as your watercolor painter friend said, it does mean so much to hear from you and to know that you are interested and enjoy the blog. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of effort to prepare the photos and organize and write my thoughts. When I get a message like yours it makes it so worth it! You say you don’t paint but do you sketch or do another craft or write? There are so many ways to enjoy creativity and they all make life more fun!

      Thanks again, Jana

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  2. Nice stuff! and I know the feeling . . . . . .
    I had similar day yesterday: this was my therapy!
    http://rowlandjones.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/frustration-hyperactive-children-and-drawing-more-pens/

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  3. Jana, these are great — I feel like I can actually pick up one of the ears of corn right off my computer screen!

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  4. Wonderful painting! However, I’m pretty sure drawing hundreds of tiny corn kernels would make me tired and grumpy!!! Glad it worked the other way for you, got you in a better place in your head and you made a great painting!

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  5. Love it – as I always love your watercolors. I’m sure your brain relaxed during the repetitive sketching much like mine does when hand quilting.

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  6. A fine watercolor harvest from those serene-looking Indian corn stalks!

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  7. These are lovely, you can’t tell you were tired and grumpy as the drawing is lively and well executed.

    I need something like this, very unmotivated at the moment. Where can I buy corn????

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  8. The three cobs make an interesting painting – the contrast, the arrangement, the patterns. I have no energy for drawing – there are ten in our household including a one-year-old. Three generations. Maybe I should use them as models!

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  9. Searching for images I can use as model for my own drawing class. What a lovely likeness. Thanks for adding to the beauty! ~Rachel

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