Saturday, July 9, 2011
Progress, or Lack Thereof
Here's an example - bits and pieces from five of the photos. (Sorry the photos in this post are strange; my living room is not that dark, but captured on camera, they lack contrast and I couldn't show you the squiggly lines without much cosmetic interference.)
the majestic rocks sticking out of the flat ground on the side of Arizona freeways. But with Monsoon Clouds, it is the overlapping shapes I'm most interested in. I thought I should tear paper and collage them to understand the shapes better, but I find working with glue excruciatingly messy, (even with stick glues,) so I tried tonal drawings using the side of a conte. It didn't work too well.
While drawing, I also discovered I liked the shape of shades of trees and mountains in the Canoe image, but did you know, asymmetry is what makes it interesting? Have a look.
The Evening-at-a-Parking-Lot photo, I wasn't sure what to do in terms of lines and shapes, so I turned it clockwise several times, and saw a contour. It could be a feminine body, or a landscape.