“Running Thru Branches”, 12″x6″, ink

Drawings are on 140 lb watercolor paper and are drawn with archival Indian ink pens.

Susan draws almost every morning when she relaxes with her morning coffee. The drawings are often finished works in themselves, stimulating thoughts and ideas but not usually sketches for paintings. They are design challenges – since they are done in ink without prior sketching, the imagery flows rather spontaneously without premeditation. Once the ink line is drawn there is no going back to erase a line that doesn’t flow right. The mark is made and the challenge to create a harmonious piece has begun. Drawings are made over a period of many days or weeks.