I've been busy in the stuudio adding a new series of All Sorts drawing to my work. I'm hoping to have he individual pieces for sale at my open studio and to have an installation group that could be purchased as a whole.
in the studio
I've been making larger drawings lately but now have slid in two directions at the same time.
These three drawings use many of the materials I have been experimenting with this year. Watercolor and acrylic paint markers and vinyl paint cover Strathmore watercolor paper almost completely.
I'll blot and press them to eliminate the curl or mount them on museum board. It's fun to make these pieces inspired by some sketchbook drawings.
More to make.
June is shaping up to be the last of the spring cleaning for a bit. Many series of drawings have been stored in boxes and the last of the boxes are being glued to store pairs of drawings that have been mounted on boards. I've been able to clear my flat files for more drawings. I'm hoping I'll be able to extend this system to make more drawings easily available for when I have studio visits.
Ready to continue All Sorts drawings. Started prepping new panels last week.
This series really helps me learn new things about my process. It's great to have the energy to prep the panels and organize myself to expand the series.
I have six small panels to start.
A new drawing using a deep forest green. So many folks have remarked on the scale of this drawing. I’ve embraced a new series of drawings that are vertical, this one.
It has been a year of saturated color.
I have been making commissions and sketches to lead me to those final pieces. Here my studio wall holds many of the pieces I have made this year. All of the work is from this year, including the small drawings on paper. There are additional works on another wall.
I’m about to make a couple large drawings on panels and get back to some works on paper.
This past week many of my drawings were photographed. The documentation process is a very exacting one. My drawings have very subtle changes that are difficult to capture without the help of a professional.
I called on Elena Bouvier, friend, artist, professional photographer to capture the true feeling of my drawings.
I’m looking through the images now to add them to my website.
So exciting to have them to share.
I love pulling out the wood glue and clamps.
Here I am creating two cleats for hanging a large two panel piece to a wall. It's basically a small shelf which will hold the work level.
Two pins will look the artwork to the cleats. The glue is setting and I will return to add some wood screws.
A continuing adventure of studies for my large commission. This new 12 x 12 square is a test in color density. I needed a large area to get a good sample of the pattern result.
Proximity and relativity of color have a specific role in this new work. The scale of the piece makes such a huge difference in the drawing and perception of the pattern.
Each time I increase the size of the field I make so many new discoveries.
I've begun laying the ground color for the two large panels. They need another coat and I'll be ready to draw with my Montana Markers.
For the last few months I have been experimenting with Montana markers and Flashe vinyl paint.
The markers allow me a different kind of control in making marks over large areas. I can allow for variants in opacity using the pump feature in the markers. I'm also able to draw with paper attached to the wall. I love being able to use a varient of tools I am very familiar with to make this new work.
These three small panels are in progress. I've had to put them aside while I work on studies for a large commission.