Monday, 5 March 2012

Drawing simply

All about Form
My head is full of ideas and influences this year. I keep coming across artists and people who prompt me to move in a different direction. By March I no longer know what I want to do! Looking at Lucian Freud has encouraged me to slow down and allow myself to indulge in the pleasure of the looking and drawing with the model. Suggestions from John Cleese have made me realize the importance of defining the space for the creative mind to come out and play in. A space shut away from the everyday world. Hard to find! Looking at Robert Mapplethorpe has encouraged me to have faith in honesty and to keep things simple. I've heard lots of enthusiasm for my pictures this year but people like them for all sorts of reasons. I suppose that's good but it's also confusing! However I managed to draw this the other day and I feel it's the beginning of some new, exciting work...


  1. Love the gorgeous texture of that charcoal, all smudgy and warm. I know what you mean by influences, I keep deciding I won't look or listen, just follow my own instinct....but that is impossible!

  2. Thanks, Sharon it is warm! I think our problem is not doing enough and only coming to it occasionally.