As I breathe deeply, I can smell the clear Cumbrian air.
It’s been’s perhaps 6 months or even longer since I sat down to explore drawing. I have moved and feel inspired to try again to recapture my creative practice. I am going to work through ‘ Drawing space, form and expression’ by Wayne Enstice to get my hand moving again. There’s a lot of good grounding for the practice to take root in again and help grow my skills to where they used to be.
I will be documenting my experiments on this site under the appropriately titled page ‘Experiments’.
To begin, I will be exploring the basics of mark-making and the tensions they create within the picture frame. I’ll be using charcoal to begin with as it’s easy to vary the tone and texture, allowing me to freely play and explore.
I’m taking inspiration from the following artists:
- Gerhard Richter
- Claude Monets drawing
- Georges Seurat
- Norman Ackroyd