A remarkable travel journey of drawing + design.
In order, starting top left to bottom right:
Tom Hoffmann, Catherine Gill, Alvaro Castegnet, Skip Lawrence, Barbara Fugate, Dawn Emerson, John Singer Sargent, Richard Diebenkorn, Andrew Wyeth…to name a few.
The joy I felt in studio yesterday and today was terrific; a process successful as I discover once again; ‘it’s in the doing.’
More discovery of color was certainly the objective but the spontaneity a monotype press can give you is surprising and freeing.
I will continue my color studies; still life next. Why aprons?
Well, I found a beautiful and meaningful concept describing ‘women’s march’ which is happened in Seattle and worldwide.
Color is a powerful design element I am thoroughly enjoying. Check out that red!
‘Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose’. (Charles Eames)
It was a road trip last week; arranging flowers in a painting; conceiving concept. As I worked the painting, I wasn’t too sure where I may be headed. I was ‘driving the car’ in a meandering direction; all seemed fine. Then, a wrong turn, over working concept even with subtle changes.
However, I charted my course and using my camera, I documented each step along the way. Because of my patient documentation, now I may begin again and set the vehicle on the right ‘fork in the road.’
The Depictive. The Evocative.
‘Painting what you do not see is no better or worse than painting what you do see. The only sin here is to not allow yourself to explore all possible realities. I often see paintings that while technically near perfect, are void of soul, personal expression, and creativity.’