Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Little More about Melancholy

I did not  sign or date this drawing, but I know that it is at least 15 years old. It is pastel on paper.
I have drawn several hundred of these and I have managed to keep many and I have a box full of them. This drawing was supposed to be a gift for a friend, of his wife. Upon completing the drawing I saw such sadness in it, this melancholy, that I have been talking about.
I did not SEE it, it came out of my hand.  I was not able to give the drawing to him. I am aware of this effect in my drawing, I just did not expect it from this sitter. I was surprised, (or maybe not surprised) when I heard that she was recently separated and is seeking a divorce. The story seemed to have been there, years before.

1 comment:

Delphyne said...

Years ago, I had some drawings done at the Renaissance Faire in Novato CA. The woman was a psychic and the drawings she made of me were spot on.

I think that may happen with you.