It's a natural time to begin a new body of work: spring time, and when an exhibition of your work is running. The exhibition is going really well, and I am also moving house - but nonetheless I keep working whenever I can.
Once I have a concept for a new drawing in my head, I begin with an ideas board in the form of a digital collage into which I toss associated thoughts. Then I begin to make connections between these ideas, and the drawing is ready to start. As the drawing progresses new ideas form, and it quite often ends up a millions miles away from where it began! Pictured above are two new ideas boards for new drawings - we'll see where they go!
The bucket in the top board is from Michael Craig Martin's painting Knowing (1996). I have it here in greyscale because I want to remember the clarity and simplicity of his amazing drawing and painting style. The image is at Tate online - link to whole image here
Thanks for visiting, see you next week!
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland