Emerging Patterns

23 Jun

d 2 final

I’m continuing to work with the paper I marbled earlier in the week, squinting and staring at the random shapes and letting them form into something that makes some sort of sense. I read recently that artists may see patterns in things more readily than other people. It didn’t take me long to see the broad shoulders emerging near the top of the paper and the rest of the male body developed very quickly.

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I’m resisting the temptation to overwork it. I’m trying to keep the drawings of Egon Schiele in mind as I develop these works on marbling, keeping the line simple and flowing and not working in a lot of detail; making the figures spontaneous and minimal. The Fabriano paper has been ‘distressed’ by snails because I left it out overnight and they’ve nibbled some interesting patterns into the surface. The drawing has been done with willow charcoal, Bideford Black and white conte crayon.

3 Responses to “Emerging Patterns”

  1. Leonie Andrews June 23, 2015 at 23:24 #

    Oops I knew that spelling didn’t look right. It is of course Joni!

  2. Leonie Andrews June 23, 2015 at 23:21 #

    Beautiful. Reminds me of the line from Joannie Mitchell “these are the clouds of Michaelangelo muscular with gods and sun gold” (Refuge of the Road)

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