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.
work in progress
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.
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.
My holiday gift of Inktense pencils is great for sketching and creating washes on the road in my sketchbooks. I love the way that I can get drawing marks into a background that includes a wash.
These drawings are testing me — how I can make drawings across the rough finish of this watercolor paper. The pen jumps across the mogals and makes wonderful breaks in my lines. I'm embracing the surprise of these leaps and being as tenacious as I can to make the lines continue.
This drawing is a work in progress. I'm waiting to see what comes next.
In the studio working out the details for how to hang my completed commission. Hanging cradled panels flush to a wall is a challenge. There are many ways to do it temporarily for an exhibition; but to hang perminately requires a special solution based on the location.
For this location and situation I am creating a type of shelf the art will sit on and be anchored to with recessed screws.
The solution came to me over a great latte and some quiet studio talk. Now to prototype the solution.
When you can't make it to your studio, you have to open up your art bag and work from your kitchen table. Some days this summer and autumn have been oppressively hot and getting excited about stepping out my apartment door has been exceptionally low.
Many new experiments in several small sketchbooks these days. When I open sketchbooks I don't have any expectations when I draw. I'm looking to keep my hand moving and my brain away from concious decisions even more so than when I am in the studio with a goal to make a drawing.
I have many, many different sketchbook, They have different paper and they are different sizes. Sometimes I use a whole sketchbook to investigate a kind of mark or a particular drawing substance or impliment.
Lot's of prep work in my studio this week.
I took out a saw to do some cutting.
Here's a peek at 8 new 4 x 5 inch basswood panels gessoed and drying. Can't wait to get making drawings on these pieces. I first used this material for my radical warp series of drawings.
Mounting paper to panels I was rusty. But now I'm back up to well oiled machine. These two panels are ready for me to begin my new commission. I'll bolt the two panels together and draw on them as though they are one contiguous piece. The two panels are really to make them more managable for transportation.
My color tests and ink viscosity proved my thoughts to be true.
This weekend I lay down a colorfield and wait for it to dry. Then the drawing will begin.
Got another sheet of paper mounted.
Now to wait for it to dry and then trim.
Then the drawing can begin.