I never really drop any, I just keep adding to.
In college I did some watercolors, some clay, but drawing and printmaking were what I loved to do. I started drawing in pencil. One weekend I was at an art show and a young man said "have you ever thought of using a rapidiograph?" Frankly I didn't even know what it was, but I sought one out and spent the next 25 years doing my drawings with one.
Mostly doing drawings of architecture, some railroad scenes and birds.
We were in Aspen Colorado when I started adding color to my ink drawings by painting the birds I drew with my pen.
|color added to bird|
I had worked in black and white so long I no longer knew how to mix color but I could handle painting a single bird.
When we came to New Bern I started drawing our waterfront and adding color to my architectural drawings.
|Ink drawing with watercolor added|
I gradually dropped the ink, using just watercolor.
|Different papers give different looks|
Then we bought a house and we wanted to put our mark on it. So got some clay and starting making tiles, which led us to a whole other art form.
|Painting on clay with underglazes|
Since then I've dabbled in acrylics and most recently in oils. I am really intreigued with them.
Makes me remember that Monet (not comparing myself to him just making a point) was almost blind when he painted the large waterlily paintings - some of which are in the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris (one of which I slid down after tripping while viewing - that is another story).
He painted with wide brush strokes because that was all he could see creating impressionism.
So maybe that is why I am attracted to oil painting right now!