Part 1 – Project 2 – Group of Objects – Still Life – form

31 May 2016 2

Freaked out again with the prospect of drawing a still life and an exercise proper.  In the end thought the best way was to allow myself to make a series of messy drawings – pulling myself back into looking again.

Liked some of the shape making rather than the marks. Also lost all of the subject matter along the way but didn’t mind because it got me going.

Lesson:- When in doubt make a mess

31 May 2016 3

Another messy one trying to find the shapes and spaces.  Enjoyed this much more.  Although this is not an accurate outcome.  Does it matter?  I like the fact that the drawing is characterful. It interests me. More varied mark making.

31 May 2016 4

Not as messy but more accurate although not correct.  Getting beyond outline which is not the purpose of the exercise.

Intentionality :- a word that came up over the weekend and struck a cord.  When there is intention in the mark making it is much more successful. I tend to dive in and fill in the space because I can’t bear the white.

31 May 2016 5

Final drawing in the sketchbook. With more concentration getting the layout of the objects.   They are now “in place” although that place is in the air.

Now going to work on a larger piece to see what comes through.

31 May 2016 6

This is roughly an A1 size and have used more varied materials. Still floating.  Got to a point that I didn’t know what to do more.   Most of the forms are there and some of the texture but didn’t want to shade in.

Being me I couldn’t resist trying something completely different so added some pieces of extra paper.

31 May 2016 7

Would have been better if the pieces of paper didn’t have straight edges and more like my old collage style. Also the tonality of the pieces of added paper are too bright but I do like certain passages of the piece and parts where it overlaps.

final close up

Learning:- I am pleased to have got going.  But am finding my concentration time is not that long at the moment but suppose that that will come back with time.  Also need to be more discerning about what I am trying to achieve.  Perhaps more standing back and looking.

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