Friday, 19 April 2013

Sketchbook

Since starting the pastel drawings my work has been completely taken over by this linear shape that appeared by just letting my hand do what it naturally felt like doing.


I started working in a small moleskin sketchbook with pencil and graphite.


This more deliberate line lacked some of the spontaneity of the pastel drawing so I closed my eyes and did some blind drawings.


Starting to add colour, hopefully keeping the spontaneity of the blind drawings.








10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your process. -sus

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    1. Thanks for your comment Sus, I find it useful to write the process down. However I missed one out, some of the blind drawings were done in the middle of the night completely in the dark!! It was interesting to try but, I only managed 3 nights even though I wake up most nights (I am a very light sleeper) I was just to sleepy to continue with it.

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  2. Wonderful, wonderful wonderful! utterly adorable, covetable. Would love a dress made from the second bottom one!

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    1. Thanks Niki, your comments are a real encouragement to me. I am working on some paintings now along with some more pastel drawings, however I think they may go into an exhibition I am having in September (if they are successful) so probably wont share the finished paintings until the exhibition has started. x

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  3. Very Beautiful Sandra and they remind me a bit of Cy Twombly's Rose paintings.

    Jacqui

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    1. Thanks Jacqui, I have to admit Cy Twombly is a huge influence on me, I didn't intentionally set out to do something similar but, your influences are always there with you. I am feeling in a very floral mood at the moment and wanted to do something with a lighter feel now that the heaviness of Winter is over, so looking forward to Spring and Summer. x

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    1. Thanks Claire, I do however have a tendency to jump around from one idea to the next without fully realising one thing!!

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  5. Love what you are doing Sandra... its way tooo long since i visited and so enjoyed pottering here. Watched a video on Squeak Carnath and went on quite a journey.
    S

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    1. I haven't done a huge amount of blogging recently Sophie, just finding it hard to find the time. I love that video of Squeak Carnwath I really love the way she talks about her paintings. I can definitely recommend the book Squeak Carnwath Painting Is No Ordinary Object published by Pomegranate which accompanied the exhibition of the same name. Thanks for visiting, I know it's hard sometimes to find the time when there are so many blogs to keep up with :)

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