Nancy Caldwell - Visiting Spainhower Ranch, Lone Pine


Nancy Caldwell


I doodle all the time and have every since I was a child.  Doodling is fun for me, it is like entering a world of make believe. I call it play drawing.

In my doodles, it never matters if one sees all of the sides or angles of a single subject even if that is not what one sees in real life. The perspective may be off and the plants and shapes are simple and stylistic.  There are large simple shapes and at the same time details of what is happening in some small area of the scene.  When I doodle, I imagine I am walking through an area and I draw what I see in my mind’s eye.
In my paintings up until this time, I have designed fairly realistically only stepping out of the box when it came to color.  I was concentrating more on my painting technique than design opportunities.  Today I am painting like I doodle, everything coming out of my own creative world. I find it to be a place of familiarity and comfort. It is very exciting to be doing something different and something that is originally mine.

Visiting Spainhower Ranch, Lone Pine 2014 |22x30 watercolor | 117.14.09
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