Saturday, May 26, 2012

inspiration by Dale Chihuly

I am easily and often inspired. Probably because I LIKE to be inspired and I am pretty much on the lookout for inspirational people and things. 

This week, I had the fortune to see a beautiful exhibit at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA about the early work of Dale Chihuly. Not only did the exhibit show his early glass works, but it included some of his drawings. As soon as I saw this drawing below, I thought that I wanted to draw with a fist full of pencils. 

Since I am on the boat and only have the art supplies I brought with me, I made do with three artist pens. Awkward in my hand, I used them to do a series of gesture sketches of the passing sailboats. You most definitely aren't seeing double, or triple, it's the effect of multiple pens. 

 I am sorry I didn't buy the book, Chihuly Drawing when I was at the museum gift shop! Maybe I'll get it on the return trip.

I wonder if maybe the biggest predictor in being inspired by something or someone is my openness to being inspired. What do you think?


Suzanne said...

Hi Katherine, The Tacoma Art Museum also has drawings and a few paintings by Chihuly in the room next to his Glass. Your drawing reminded me of my vacation earlier in the month. Lovely view of the Harbor from there. Happy Painting/Sketching!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Suzanne!