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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Turner's Joy at Dawn


This is a little one, only 8 x 8 inches square on Stonehenge paper, I taped off the square in the middle and painted it with white acrylic, let it dry, took off the tape, then had fun all over it with graphitint pencils, drenched them with water, scumbled all over it with a brush, scribbled with the blue and the white tinted graphite pencils while the paper was still damp, and touched up here and there with a 6H pencil...

Oh, I had so much fun!

The colors reminded me of J.M.W. Turner's work, he's been an influence in my work for many years, so I give him a nod in the title...

The central square has appeared in a couple of other pieces that I've done this past year, I treat it like an additional window, adding a different texture to it's surface creates a different platform to work on, a focal point...a structure in the midst of the natural elements...

It's a nice departure from the complex twists and whorls of my other drawings, I don't ever want to be limited to just one "style" of drawing and painting...there will be more to come from this direction, I have a fresh pad of Stonehenge paper just for this type of "project"!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Laura!
I love your site and looking at what you've been up to! You will be bookmarked as well.
Take care my friend,
Katie