Switching back to a horizontal group of drawings.
I love drawing with graphite. I love all the grades of softness that I can use to make marks based on pressure. I can use the same amount of pressure and use a different grade and get a completely different line. I can choose a hardness that no matter what I do I get the same line. It's a whole different set of tools.
These drawings are intended to have the graphite color space. I created a number of tools that would act the same for a series of drawings. This is the first. Now to see what happens.
This is one of a new series of drawings called soundings.
The individual drawings do not have names yet — I'm still spending time with them discovering their true identity. They are on luscious Rives BFK White 22 x 30. The blue field is 6.5 x 14 matte. I've used different grades of graphite for the grids and the dots are white drafting ink. I'll be showing several in April, details to come.
Preparing to show some work.
I've begun framing some work I'd like to show and some for upcoming sale opportunities. Framing is something I find therapeutic. It's a process that requires concentration and manual skills. I find comfort and quiet in doing it. I usually do the framing for small shows and studio sales.
Showing my work.
I've been thinking quite a bit lately about being more focused on showing some of my work. That means making sure I have images to post on my website. This isn't difficult for my smaller drawings I scan them and that is the best solution.