Window Dressing

21 Sep

double window

Finished the third day of drawing in public at the Creative Bubble shop. It was stimulating to have the space to work on a very large piece with other artists close by. I’m developing some large-scale drawings, overlaying different types of drawing media. This is brown wrapping paper underneath with tracing parchment on top. The bottom layer is drawn with compressed charcoal and chalk but I switched to oilbars and Indian ink, applied with a large reed pen, on the translucent tracing parchment. The building in the background is the old Palace Theatre in Swansea, currently the focus of a campaign to save it from falling to bits.

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We’ve finished the event now, although we’re hoping to do this monthly, but we’ve left the work on site, putting a pop-up exhibition in the shop windows for the rest of the weekend. I’d like to do this in all the empty shop windows in the city centre.

6 Responses to “Window Dressing”

  1. paperstew September 23, 2013 at 15:22 #

    Fabulous! I really like the added overlay and brown paper. So similar to your sketchbook work. 🙂

  2. Jess September 23, 2013 at 13:15 #

    Looks great!

  3. allesistgut September 23, 2013 at 07:47 #

    It looks really good. I like! 🙂

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