Tuesday, 7 June 2016
'almost home' - gouache on Fabriano paper
So I am continuing on with this ever-ongoing series of figure portraits - and enjoying the process more and more, discovering how one idea may lead to another. Yes nostalgic and timeless, I make no apologies for making work that is how it is....
two other portraits
Tomorrow, I'll be adding quite a few new works to my shop (it's been a two week gap and I have somehow made quite a few new artworks!) Included in this update will be the first selection in a series of 'summer drawings. These are monoprint drawings. Some are drawings on old book paper/pages. Other drawings are on light paper, all of them exploring figures - single figures or groups. My interest is in expressive mark-making, interesting lines and smudges. These drawings allow me to explore a more abstract side....
here is a picture I took showing the process of drawing - I use oil or lino-printing ink, smeared on glass. I then draw into the ink using either end of a needle. It is a tricky approach, almost drawing 'blind'. A drawing session can be a hit or miss, as I attempt to make a drawing that interests me enough - not just capturing a certain mood but offering particular detail that can't be repeated.
There will also be new still life works in my shop tomorrow.
still life on green table - acrylics on linen