Monday, January 30, 2012

Drawing #27 - Walter Sails Away

Back in the small format of my 7 x 10 inch sketchbook, work went more quickly. The landscape mapping in #26 went on seemingly forever. Then I reached a point where the end was clearly in sight. Only a little more work was required to reach it. At the same time though I could see the idea for this one. At first I thought it related to the owl and the pussy cat. The boat though was definitely NOT pea green. Turns out the one sailing away was Walter, still under the spell of Edward Lear. I suspect the land where the Bong-tree grows is calling to our affectionate brother, Walter. (As it is written in my mother's elementary reader.) With February approaching we might all wish to be there dining on mince and slices of quince.


  1. Jean, I just have to comment again about how utterly fascinating and intriguing these are. I could stare at your art for hours. LOVE IT!!


    1. Oh, Selena, I am so delighted that you're enjoying my drawings. This one was especially fun.

  2. I was totally baffled reading your post, at first, until I read the bedtime story by Edward Lear! How fun that you were inspired by your Mother's Elementary Reader to create this artwork! It's fun to work in the smaller sizes and be able to complete a work quickly... I love your collage Jean! Another fantastic mental landscape!

  3. These landscapes are fascinating. I love the purple sea and boat sailing on it. From a distance it looks like it is heading for an island, but up close it could be sailing the sea in a gale. Very intriguing!