Long Day And Night Of Art

15 Aug

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It’s been a long day, doing art. First off, I was with my colleagues from the art collective, 15 Hundred Lives, at the Creative Bubble artspace in Swansea, doing what artists do all day, making art. People usually see art in its finished state, framed and hung on a wall in an intimidatingly white gallery. We want to make art much more accessible to the public and also let people see just how complicated and long the creative process is. I spent the day constructing a large drawing in chalk and charcoal, with a touch of chalky pastels, onto brown parcel paper. Tomorrow I’ll be adding a second layer to the drawing and extending it across the wall with a translucent paper overlay. My colleagues worked on a large painting and a wall-sized collage.

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And then this evening I went to life drawing group, but I’ll save that for another blog. Tired now, going to bed. Goodnight 🙂

8 Responses to “Long Day And Night Of Art”

  1. Hansi August 16, 2013 at 14:45 #

    How cool.

  2. Jason Pearlman August 16, 2013 at 05:13 #

    I’m probably more a fan of art in progress than the final piece. That’s maybe why I love sketching and doodling so much; you can see so much of the actual drawing on the paper – it’s still very dynamic even when finished.

  3. Helen Cherry August 15, 2013 at 23:48 #

    Oooo I wish I was close enough to come and watch you Rosie !

    • Rosie Scribblah August 16, 2013 at 07:27 #

      Aaaaaaaw it’s probably really boring for people watching. I hope I can get it finished today

  4. Red Hen August 15, 2013 at 23:08 #

    Aren`t you lucky to get to do what you love all day long? But yes, we have no idea just how long that process takes. Enjoy!

    • Rosie Scribblah August 15, 2013 at 23:11 #

      Thanks. I’ll be at it all day again tomorrow but it’s just a practice piece. A gallery piece would take much longer.

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