Spring has officially started, but On Prince Edward Island it’s unusual to actually have a spring. We tend to go from winter to summer here, but this week has been sunny and warm, and tomorrow it’s actually supposed to be hot. It’s great to be able to open the windows in my studio, and my helpers are busy telling me what to do.
Last Wednesday’s Idea, Crazy Or Otherwise, was to draw the word draw and place the drawing in a dictionary by the definition of the word draw. Confusing?
I made a simple cross hatch drawing, and part of the drawing was done in reverse and erased. Why did I erase part of the drawing? I guess the simple answer is that I like the marks that are left by the erasure of an image.
Anyway I did my drawing, and walked to a place where they have dictionaries. I found a suitable dictionary and placed the drawing in the book. Hopefully someone will one day purchase, or look in the dictionary and find my simple little drawing.
More experiments with dots. This sheet has been heavily worked, and is built out of three layers of different papers. The top layer is a sheet of tengucho which is a thin, tissue like Japanese paper. The very bottom layer is a regular artist paper with collage elements. There is also pencil, ink pen, pastel and acrylic medium. The top layer contain gouache.