Thursday, February 24, 2011

Crowded drawing 4


I'm hesitant to put this here, it's such a mess but I'm not planning to do anything else to it. None of the crowded drawings are meant to be presentation standard, they're personal explorations, groping around, mostly in the dark. If I do any more I think I'd do them on separate sheets and not in a sketchbook. It's an interesting way to go about a drawing, having no idea where you're headed, just filling the page and overfilling it, disregarding which way is up, adding things willy nilly as they happen so that it's partly a record of day to day existence. This one is partly painted over with white acrylic and I found myself not wanting to paint over some parts and I'm trying to decide whether to just do it, do something I really like and then paint over it -- would that be good for the soul?

6 comments:

Mark said...

My painting tutor used to group exercise at the end of which you had to rip your work into pieces - some people found it very hard (one refused). It was to some extent an exercise in anti-preciousness. The fragments were always an interesting starting point for new work

Eileen said...

I like this one and would find it very hard ti cover or tear up. The space helps the other elements breathe, in my opinion...

Carol Stimpson said...

I think your sketch is full of interest... different thought processes. Sketches of this nature are often more interesting than a fully thought out finished piece. Indeed, I believe they are becoming very popular on the Internet. I feel it would be a shame to paint over it, or deface it in any way because it is part of you. Keep it and remember how you felt about it - you don't have to feel 'precious' about it.

Finchley land girl said...

Dear Mary,
I think this is a very exciting development in your work and you should pursue it to the point where you feel satisfied and maybe even beyond. If in the process you destroy it, it does not matter. However record it in some way as you progress so that you can revisit each stage. Keep going. Very best wishes
Claudine

surayamam said...

Nice idea, collage like, with surrealist results- great exploration, must try it myself!

Mary said...

Thanks to all for your feedback, it's a surprise ...Defacing or destroying might be a good idea in principle but this one will get a reprieve :-). Because it's an intuitive sort of process I'm thinking it might be a good thing to keep on doing in the background.