Monday, June 3, 2013


I'm kind of 'doodled out'.  During all the busy-ness of the past couple of months, I didn't do much art except doodles, which are easy to do, relaxing and don't take a lot of planning. So here are my latest ones -- my lack of creativity showing up in the rather bland names.

I'm a little surprised at how much all the extra activity and decision making has actually affected how much I can concentrate on my art.  It's not that I didn't have some time to do something, it's just that my brain was too preoccupied with other things.  Physical activity results in the body feeling tired, but  I didn't realize that over-working the brain also brings about mental fatigue -- something I don't think I've experienced before in quite the same way. Must be old age catching up with me!

Rainbow Leaves

Shrimp and Frogspawn

Scarlet Pimpernel

Manta Ray


Night Shadows -- Leaves on Glass

This last one is not actually a doodle.  It depicts the shadows on the lower glass of our front living room window, which I often see at night when I can't sleep.  I sit in my arm chair without any lights on, but the light from the lamp outside reflects the shadows of the leaves of a small bush outside the window.  The orangey-green is the background light from the lamp on the glass.  It's not such an outstanding rendition, but I like it because it is very familiar and peaceful.

ABC Wednesday is next on my blog.  See you then.


Dartford Warbler said...

They are beautiful Chris! You could have been a fabric designer in another life......

The shadowy leaves are interesting too. I do like painting in monochrome.

Teri Casper said...

Oh I love your doodles!!! So colorful.
I can totally relate to your words. Totally!

Reader Wil said...

You call these doodles, but I call them pieces of art, colourful gems. Thanks for sharing.

kaybee said...

Don't see any mental fatigue effects in these...they are all beautiful! My favourite is Scarlet Pimpernel- love it!

Barbara said...

Very artistic. Thank you for visit and comment Chris.