...and let the ellipses begin... I added some additional layers of ink wash in various values to the faces today... I did feel a little restricted by the smaller paper size…here I am, with all of the wall in front of me…space to move around, to step back and see how the work is progressing... regressing...changing...etc…and due to my paper choice I limit myself…If anything, the faces give me a sense of tension, of containment.
I was excited to have more of a studio setting to work in, even if on break and lunch, little bits of time… but again, it comes down to not really being able to fully utilize the space for this set of drawings…the paper size I chose is too small…or does the paper make the work more intimate, more personal…especially when set against the large wall, the openness of the room…if anything, it was a chance to loosen up, to work standing instead of sitting over my drawing table...tomorrow I will go back in and do a little more line work with the charcoal…oh yeah, and finish teaching my camp classes…then get back to the rest of the trees this weekend… and those canvases aren’t gonna paint themselves, so that’s on the list…for now, it’s a wash. (If you appreciate cheesy art puns, and I sure do, hopefully you got a chuckle)...hee hee hee
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