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.
We all love crayons, yes?
I have been thinking about making use of some materials I haven’t used in quite a while. First thing that came to mind was crayons. I picked up one of my graph paper books and my crayon tin and started filling boxes.
All of this is an exercise to warm up to some new marks and process that will drive new drawings.
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.
Group Show with four 1241 artists. Damini Celebre, Tim McFarlane, Alexis Nutini and Stella Untalan. Repetition is the simple repeating of a mark, with no particular placement or color or size of the marks. In this show each artist works with repetition as a means to engage the viewer in something unexpected.
Opening reception / Friday August 11 / 7-9 pm
August 11, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Wednesday and Friday 12 - 5 pm
In Part 2 after another twelve plus hours I finished drawing the blue dots on this commission.
I didn't document the whloe drawing but felt the need to do some to compliment my previous video.
The commision is almost complete. A few more dots of another hue will completer the drawing.
I have three fabulous Fabriano tiny books. I have been drawing in this green book for three weeks now and I am almost finished. It is a wonderful object that has a seemingly coded story that can be revealed. Some people call this asemic writing it is an accurate description of the drawing in this book.
Making drawings that are also objects is very interesting to me. Books are a special love.
My work is about process and materials, it is methodical , repetitious, and meditative.
I made a few timelapse videos and stitched them together on my iphone. It was fun and painless. This is part one. It's fun to look back on what happened when you make a piece. The timelapse makes it speedy but each line is drawn slowly.
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.