Attack!!!

Attack!!!

I am not sure how I feel about this drawing.  I think I would like to see the range of grays pushed more in it.  But I do love the chaos and the variety of spaces created by this tangle of tools.

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Monoprint Workshop

Monoprint Workshop

The saw edge occurred because I used a rough bristle brush and painted around the edge of the saw with a clear mixture of oil and setswell.  the Hammer repeats were done using Joel's vicosity technique.

 

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Four sheets One Still Life

Four sheets One Still Life

In Joel Janowitz's drawing group we worked for a second week on doing multiple drawings.  I once again set up a still life with tools on the table.  Instead of jumping into using ink right away Joel suggested I block each of the sheets out with pencil.  That was wise because when I did go in with the ink I was able to make decisions about the range of washes I would use to bring together the whole piece.  I ended up loving the fan in this drawing and also the clamp that holds the two pieces of paper together.  More ideas to pursue when working on my own.

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Back in the Studio

Because of the wrist fracture and then our daughter's wedding I had not been in the studio (except for Joel Janowitz's drawing group) in months.  Deciding to go in and work was daunting and I immediately felt myself tightening up.  So I tried my best to repeat a mantra I have heard from so many other artists:  Just create and don't worry about the outcome.

And so I decided to just draw a dustpan and broom and not worry if I liked it or not.  I drew with ink so I could not get fussy or erase.  I listened to bad 80s music and at the end of the day I left feeling eager to return, which was the only goal for my going that day.