Above is the first drawing I did in last evenings drawing session, I think it will be used for a future art drop. I have had this little piece of slate on the table for a few weeks but yesterday it looked inviting.
Above is the second drawing in my newly started 'Obliterarty Volume 3' book. I seem to have a stained glass window thing going on but on a much larger scale than my previous 'obliterarty' book. This book is 13.5" by 9.5" and I will have to complete around 70 drawings to complete it, so 2 done and 68 to go.
Here is the start of the 3rd drawing, I am now thinking about it and pondering what I will add next. It seems to me that so far it is another in my series of 'hollow dots'. I think I will pause for thought when I open the book up later to continue this task I seem to have set myself. It will be a good months work at least.
I also have to think what drawings I am putting into the the next open show at The Mariners and hoping I get it all together and happy with the work.
Last night we watched a documentary on Chuck Close and his art and how he has moved on through the years. I am not sure if I like all the work really but I do understand how he fits into the scheme of modern American art from the times he lived through. In the documentary he was working on a new self portrait and what I did really like about it was the patterns he build up his images with and I appreciate the technique and skill and effort especially as he is disabled but I must be some sort of abstract purist but I loved and responded to sections of this large painting rather than the whole painting. Having said that I would love the chance of seeing the work for real up close, I might respond entirely differently.
Today we have been trying to organise future Barnoon Workshop activities and to this end my wife had a chat with Angela Roberts and then we spent a bit of time at Pick Pretty Paints in The Sloop Market. Had green tea and and talked about all sorts of stuff.
Since then we have had dinner and I have been writing this whilst listening to Craig Charles on BBC 6 Music, still my favourite radio station by far and so glad we all helped save it must be around 7 years since it all kicked off.
I am aiming not only to draw tonight but if television is less than enthralling we have a Marc Chagall video to watch. A painter I don't know that much about apart from the style and look of his most famous works. I must have seen a few in my time of visiting galleries so it will be interesting to find out more.
I will finish off this blog by showing some previous works from the last year.
|Red and Blue Circles on Gel pen on Slate.|
|Pro Marker and Fine Liner|
Off to draw.