mixed media on paper
9x12, 12x16 inches
Nov 30 and Dec 1, 2013
Well that was really, really fun and also really exhausting! Being around so many people for so long was quite a challenge for me. However, we were all mostly focussed on our work, so it was not like having to talk to people for that long. Here are a few of my favourite pieces from the weekend:
This last one is interesting - I know how to render what I see fairly accurately, but I get bored with that. I'd rather be working fast, with colour, and make expressive things: I'd rather catch the feeling of the model than their exact proportions... interesting how so many people do not respond to work unless it is "accurate" though.
So on the way home I had this little thought: it has been said that my urban paintings are interesting because they do not show any specific city, they just show "city".... well lo and behold, seems I like to draw "human" rather than any specific human.
One day I will scan and upload images of my life drawings from 10-15 years ago. I was doing the same thing then: catching the human.
oh, p.s.: about the panels I prepped in the last post - wound up using only 1 of them. Haha.