samedi 14 juillet 2012

Drawing ideas together.

oil and ink on paper 120x103 cms.

oil and ink on paper. 120x110cms.

Having said that I made drawings for paintings, or as part of the thinking about painting, here are three that I made  as I move towards making my new painting. I have begun it (the painting)  but I am making these at the same time so that there might be an intercourse between painting and drawing. What I will not be doing is turning the drawing into the painting but rather working back and forth between them. At the end of next week I'll see where I've got to.

Meanwhile I stumbled across this by Roy Oxlade. I can't find anything further so perhaps nothing was published after issue three.

lundi 9 juillet 2012

Thing one and... apologies to Dr. Seuss.

winter. oil on canvas. 120x120cms.

While battling daily with Summer Storm which just will not do as it's told, I have worked on another which seemed more acquiescent- eventually- or at least worked with me a bit. I used a number of collages as an aid but let the painting be the place where the combination of looking and experimenting took place. I don't draw for the painting although I have made a lot of drawings which have their own short shelf life. The torn photographs give me marks that I don't think I would have thought of.

Thing two.

Usually first thing I have a go at my head, whichever one is first to hand. Here I do draw a lot and revisit the drawings, altering them, tearing them up and reworking them and sometimes just looking at them. There has been a recent discussion about painting from photographs. Okay, I get that but it isn't for me and I'm too bloody minded to give up on what happens when you look in the mirror. I'll probably never make a decent self portrait but trying is all I've got.