Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Two New Branch Drawings

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

Branch Drawings (From Photographs)

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

Branch Drawings (From Observation)

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.