The desire to incorporate imagery has returned. With many influences I have begun some explorations, close-ups of indoor plants. The workshop I recently attended played a part in speeding up this process but my history shows that I always return to nature. Each time I am reminded of how difficult drawing is, pushing my boundaries and limitations. Which is where the fun is for sure, maybe not in the moment but certainly later.
One observation is the need to accept that the two kinds of work, abstract and representational need different approaches. A more studied result requires me to slow down, even if just for the preparatory work or drawings, to increase my vocabulary. The goal is not botanicals but solid, interesting compositions with contrast.
My mark can feel limited but I am what I am, so I need trickery.