I began to work with my recent observational drawings this week. This one was a drawing of the inside of a Chinese bowl, flattened out into a single plane, and it began making suggestions right from the start. Before I started on this stage of the work, I had some idea of what I was going to do - clouds, suspended drippy shapes, etc - but I was delighted by how animated the linear forms became, and very surprised when a comet announced its presence in the top left quarter!
Initially I had intended to produce 30 observational drawings to work with in this way, but after the 26th I decided it best to jump straight in. Although I don’t necessarily want to influence my choices of what to draw, it occurred to me that some would be better suited to this treatment than others. I have my favourites which I can’t wait to start, but there are some to which I can bring nothing new of value. Simply adding decoration isn’t my intention, I want the observational work to influence the work, or present a nuance which suggests how to work. From the original 26 there are 19 I have selected, who knows if they will all work? Watch this space to find out ...
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Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland
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