Sadly, I've got to stop using this paper, only halfway through my ten pieces of paper. I was excited about it in the beginning – 10 sheets of 38 x 70 inch eco-friendly (by that I finally figure out they mean renewable, but not necessarily good). It's not holding up well, and I fear for its lifespan.
So, I have cut down a larger piece of Stonehenge to the same size and can do at least one more...
It will be a practice run for my gallery drawing at Elmira next week, so I'll start with a bit of subtle monotype. Right now.
They say that in order to make a change you have to do things in a different way. I learned a lot from making this drawing for a couple of reasons:
I started out drawing with a stick and ink (hmmmm).
I could only see half of the piece while I was working on it (big wall issues).
I took a break overnight in between halves.
I managed, for a change, to push through the tightness and horror vacui into the eye of the storm (where white space works and scribbles are good). I love this eraser.
OK, I know I'm way behind in my 10 drawings in 10 days project. I've had a cold; I've been pretending to be a cowgirl in Nashville; I'm getting ready to do a gallery drawing at Elmira College next week. But, we press on.
Greetings and thanks for visiting. I've decided to post my drawings and writings about drawing. Mostly so I can get a feel for the ideas that keep surfacing and how they grow and change over time. Please check in often and let me know what you're thinking.
I live in coastal Virginia and have an MFA from Burren College of Art/NUI Galway in IRELAND. Cheers.