Cora Morley Eklund, Cones, Watercolor
Cora Morley Eklund, “Big World”, Watercolor
I draw more than places and objects. I draw feelings and memories. I remember a warm sunny day with grasses brushing my legs. I remember the cool wrap of fog and distant calls of birds from a day at the beach. I remember pungent dampness and rustlings under trees. I remember dramatic black and gray thunderclouds, brilliant sunsets and white tendrils of mist. I remember moments from life.
I have lived my entire life on the West Coast and 25 years in Washington. I feel at home with the ocean, waterways and vegetation of the West. The clouds, skies, and weather are familiar to me.
I am flexible with my materials and styles. I use whatever reflects the moment; whatever best reveals the feelings of a time and place and feels natural to the setting.
I have enjoyed drawing since I was a child and have studied with various instructors. But I prefer learning by doing and finding my own rhythms and inspirations. I draw to express myself, without the usual restrictions of daily life. Drawing is freedom, exploration and discovery.