Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I've been diligent this week about making work. I have a show coming up in June and deadlines are quickly approaching. Four new branch drawings were created this week as well as a new photo, (not competely assembled yet). Here are two of the newest branch drawings. India ink on bristol paper, 13x17 inches.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
This week I continue to make drawings of spring branches, but now from photographs. I rarely work from photos when drawing but in this case it helps disentangle the vast amount of information I have to contend with when I look at these branches. I love the systems that emerge from the chaos of the foliage. And the density and quality of contrasty black and white actually evokes the feeling of these early spring days; the budding trees and the sunlight filtering through them. All drawings are approximately 13 x17 inches, (although I may trim them a bit once the series is finished), and india ink on bristol paper.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I spent last week dog sitting in the suburbs. It was unusually warm for late March/early April and the dog and I spent much time in the back yard. A few trees were just starting to form buds and I took advantage of three warm days in a row to make a few drawings of the branches of the surrounding trees. The drawings are all India Ink on 14 x 17 Bristol paper and have a slightly naive and simplified quality as I attempted to make sense of the complex branching systems I was observing.