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This large work on paper was based loosely on a small drawing in my sketchbook I did the day before starting. I liked the exterior/interior possibilities and the inclusion of a larger 'lawnbed'. I notice the colors of my work completed over the French winter have felt emotionally colder than my previous works. It is though a case of working with floods, storms and disasters. The process for this work is straightforward from charcoal through to finish. I did wait a day or two before deciding how I wanted to finish it. Frustrated, I completed two others shown works on the side.
The process of 'First put the body in another room'
inktense crayon, ink, watercolor & charcoal on paper 28 x 39.5 inches 71 x 100 cm 2018
Lawnboats adrift in the Perigord Noir inktense crayon, watercolor, conté, charcoal on paper 34 x 55.25 inches 86 x 140 cm 2018
Flood Rash — Large work on paper
Photographs of the process of this work including studio pets involvement, March 2018
The Transformative Role that Drawing can Play — Large work on paper
The transformative role that drawing can play
inktense crayon, charcoal, white charcoal & watercolor on paper
27.5 x 39.5 inches 70 x 100 cm 2018 (Collection of the artist)
An Historical Account with Precautionary Directions
finished? It is February 23rd, check back to see if it gets reworked.
Lawnboats in the Dordogne Flood
February 13-14 on Fabriano Rosaspina Ivoire 70 x 100 cm, rather straightforward work with charcoal, intense crayon and water. A subject I had been wanting work on for some time (the flooded Dordogne, the current and the trees rising from the water on a cold winter day) but took some time and wanted to keep the drawing simple and the lawnboats and sinking boat out of scale with the river and trees. Final title and information: Dordogne Flood 2018 (seek out pretty subjects) inktense crayon & charcoal on paper 27.5 x 39.5 inches 70 x 100 cm 2018. Seek out pretty subjects is a reference to the art dealer Durand-Ruel as described in the recent book ROGUES' GALLERY by Philip Hook.