These two ‘drawings’ are good examples of partial success– some of the details please me more than the whole.
Drawing 3 is a painting, a watercolor color study of my backyard view to the west:
I like these details:
I wanted to do a faster, bigger, more gestural drawing today, so used the traced monotype technique again (inking up a plexiglass plate with oil-based printmaking ink, drawing on a paper placed on top of the thin layer of ink). This method produces a beautiful textured line and takes away a bit of control from the artist, and I love that about it. Because one also has to work fairly quickly while the ink is the right consistency with this kind of monotype, the drawings I produce this way feel more free than those I make with dry materials.
Drawing 4, a self portrait:
What it lacks in accuracy, it makes up for in expression…I could list all of the mis-placed/drawn features here, but I won’t.
I’m reminding myself now, this is about the process, not the product. THE PROCESS!