drawing

By The Sea goes to it's home.

Last week I finished a commission.

The buyer/collector came and viewed it for the first time, paid for it, and took it home. I'm trying to take it all in. It was all quicker than I thought it would be. No real time to spend with the finished piece.

The results as always a product of the process. The process in chosing colors and marks was considerable. Many experiments to determine the process and the tools. It is one of the larger drawings I have made to date.

tiny books and asemic writing

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.

IN THE STUDIO : Late June

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.

In the studio : on the worktable, june

The other part of art making is displaying and installing the work. One can leave this to a framing expert but sometimes it's not a frame that the work needs.

I'm doing some design and construction for a wooden cleat to install a larger work. I also need that hardware to enable a tight fit of two panels at the seam.

This method takes some careful finishing.

I just realized that my C clamps don't fit so I'm off to purchase a couple wood clamps for gluing and a steady hand to drill small pin holes. Then I will be on my way to do the install.

The ocean has rhythm and comes in shades of blue

Over the past month I have been working on drawings made with markers. I'm happy have to found paint markers that I enjoy using for drawing. This past week I began experimenting with some lines and marks that I had found to be successful while making a series of studies. 

The first image is little patterns on paper. The second image is of the first two small drawings. These are the first of the blues. 

New Work : April 2017, small studies

I've been working on some studies for something much larger recently.

I seldom make more than a simple line drawing to indicate my process for making any work in progress. But the scale of the final drawings and the number I would like to make in this series asked for some testing of hues and marks.

It's wonderful to be able to make these studies anywhere I can carry my pens and small paper pad.

project : microweave drawings

I spent some time getting back to drawing my microweave pieces. These are each about 3 x 3 or 4 x 4 inches square. I'll be looking through them to see which really have a unique feel. Loving my Stablio pens, planning on extending the colors in my pencil case.

I currently have a dozen.

They each take patience and being in a very restful state.

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