“Drawing is the basis of art. A bad painter cannot draw. But one who draws well can always paint.” (Arshile Gorky)
Jama Ecuador – 05/June/2013
The past week found me totally immersed in art projects and in society! The post-painting competition stretched from Saturday until Monday evening, and several of the most dedicated artists continued painting after sunset! Tapping into the pre-Columbian designs of the Jama Coaque Indians, the street artists displayed strong drawing skills.
We’ve lost power three times in the past week, so I have had little computer time. Two nights ago while giving a watercolor lesson to a prize winner, we lost power as well! We resumed the lesson by candlelight! I also left my sketchbook in a friend’s truck last week, so the evolving leaf drawing is MIA!
With the art competition finished, I am now helping my friend Silvana and her sister Vania jazz up their restaurant while Momma and Papa are out of town! Tapping into strong drawing skills, we drew the designs on glass and meticulously painted the black outlines – three times! With a good map in place, the colors flowed effortlessly!
Playing catch up from lack of internet, I will post last week’s drawings when I am back home on the river. Silvania, Vania and I are looking forward to another day or two of painting! Do you think that ‘Momma’ and ‘Papa’ will be pleased?