Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Life drawing


I've not been to life drawing for the last 3 weeks being so immersed in my current work which is totally unrelated. I swiped these photos from the organiser/tutor (apologies/thanks John!). Reminded me I've not uploaded my last drawings so there is one that John took of one of mine, & a very atmospheric shot from another evening.

Payne's Gray


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Control over the material





has become my interest currently. Or rather, not having control. Over the last couple of weeks I've been exploring Paynes Gray paint in a variety of ways. It is a colour I did not like but have become more interested in, and my painting "Submission" was in Paynes Gray. This week I started working with sumi ink and really enjoyed the nature of the material compared to paint, and it got me thinking about chance in artmaking. Its not that I have huge control over my materials, I don't. But applying them can feel 'forced' at times, like a battle to win control, and it might be very nice to use a material in a way where I know I cannot control the outcome so much. That's my quest at the moment. I will post a couple of photos but they won't make sense most likely. Top photo sumi ink, the others playing with PG.