New drawing (7/27)

July 27, 2009 at 8:52 pm (art, drawing, interesting, life)

This is part of my ongoing experiment in working large:

greengrass-sm…and a detail, not that it tells you so much more:


I’ve done now several larger drawings and I think I’m finally ready to go back to working smaller. What’s great about working big is that you get to focus on color and technique and really working with the materials. And what’s unfortunate about it, is that you lose the intimacy and, I fear, the focus on the writing. I like to think of my work as whispering into a stranger’s ear, and I fear that I’m losing that sense a bit in the larger works.

I bought a new pad of watercolor paper ($35?!? It’s been a while since I had to buy more since I had such a surplus for so long and I totally forgot how expensive it is!!) and it’s about 10 x 14. It will be interesting to see if I can bring some of the things I like about working larger into the new small works. Anyway, that’s the plan.


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