Channelling Cezanne

28 Feb

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Each ancient stone monument I visit on my travels across South Wales affects me in different ways and this is being reflected in my drawings. Here at the Neolithic ring cairn atop Mynydd Llangyndeyrn, Carmarthenshire, the angular stones contrasted sharply with the grassy hummocks surrounding them. I’m not interested in doing topographical drawings, I want to try and interpret what I feel about each site.  I found a dry rock (a luxury) to sit on opposite the stones and pulled out a piece of willow charcoal and some marbled Fabriano Accademica paper and just let the charcoal do its own thing. And it started getting a bit Cezanne-ish, the underlying geometry started to emerge to my surprise, I have never drawn like this before but it just seemed to happen that the drawing arranged itself into simple forms and planes.

I’m travelling around with archaeologist Dewi Bowen who is researching his new book. His previous book on the standing stones of Ancient Siluria can be found here. Accompanying us is film maker Melvyn Williams who is recording a documentary about the process. Some of Melvyn’s short films can be seen here. If you want to see more of my artworks, please click here.

4 Responses to “Channelling Cezanne”

  1. humphries346 February 29, 2016 at 11:07 #

    Rosie Excellent , I really like your reference to Cezanne , one of my favourite artists of all time who led the way for Cubism and the development of Modern art , it was his way of altering images using colour and perspective as well as form well done.

    Laurence

  2. allesistgut February 29, 2016 at 08:38 #

    This is really awesome. I like the Cezanne-ish style. Have a happy week! 🙂

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