First – before and after pictures of my drawing. On the left – my left hand before beginning to work through ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’. On the right – the one I did a few days ago [the speckles are glue coming through from the other side].
Slight improvement, I hope you agree. This is a GOOD book.
Second – one piece from yesterday. We went round with paintbrushes taped to the ends of canes, and painted squiggles on each other’s pieces of A1 paper. This is mine – at the top, the way it looked when first painted, and after a few additions at the bottom.
Not sure where this is going [I think I've said that before]. Terrie the tutor suggested Jae Maries type grids of sticks over the top – but they'd have to be big sticks… Grids seem to be a developing theme – Terrie’s suggestion but I didn’t need much encouragement.
I’ve decided to finish off the year of [almost] daily photos with my C&G ‘research’ sketch book. I’m not sure if the new improved [?] C&G requires you to carry out research - i.e. design explorations inspired by your chosen topic – but my version did. My topic was ‘Early 20th Century Art’ – and I really enjoyed it.
I started this sketchbook not long after visiting the Kandinsky exhibition at the Tate – and Mr Kandinsky crops up once or twice - like here. Mr Kandinsky’s version – and mine, in torn paper. Have you ever tried to tear a circle? But cutting was strongly discouraged.
The label is because the tutor [not Terrie or Sue] told me rather late in the day that I should have made notes about the techniques I’d used – and some of the pages had so much crud on them there wasn’t space, or a suitable surface, to write anything. And I like labels.
The little photo at the bottom in the middle is of one of Winchester’s modern art bollards – in this case, a Kandinsky. You didn’t know Kandinsky painted bollards, did you?