Detailed drawing. Transferring dimensions back onto paper. I then traced this drawing with clean newspaper paper, and cut around it so I had a template for the next drawing. I reduced the detailed painting down to lines. It’s interesting how this drawing is so different from the original design for the sculpture below. The new […]Read more "Drawing the paper mache sculpture"
The reason I want to do these sculptures is to understand how I can better add dimensional shapes into my paintings. So once I finished the clay sculpture I wanted to draw it, to see how it would translate back onto paper – how easily could I translate the clay back into simple lines? This […]Read more "Drawing from the clay sculpture"
Some sculptures that resemble the shapes in Kunz’s drawings, and appear to me as three-dimensional manifestations of her drawings. What’s interesting to me is that looking up at a (linear) sculpture creates such symmetry and shapes that could easily be flattened into a drawing. But when you stand back from the shape and look at […]Read more "Kunz’s drawings as sculptures: Visual Mindmap"
Kunz was a Swiss healer, researcher and artist. I saw her work for the first time at the Serpentine Gallery over Easter in the exhibition Emma Kunz – Visionary Drawings: An exhibition conceived with Christodoulos Panayiotou. I read about her work as we entered the exhibition and was immediately interested, and surprised, because I had […]Read more "Artist: Emma Kunz"
Tidying and cleaning my studio puts me in a better phrase of mind to make more. Taking down work that had become less relevant keeps my studio wall relevant and focused. Ink drips on the floor and on the wall are building up. There is a clear history of what has been made before.Read more "Studio Set Up"
This is the board of experiments I did in acrylics for a surface painting workshop. I particularly like the top left section of the board. Using washes of pure colour with a matte medium. It creates a luminous and textured image that is similar to what I want in my colour experiments.Read more "Workshop inspiration"