Sunday, 19 January 2014

Ambition

I started this year with a large ambitious drawing project, destined for the group exhibition at New Brewery Arts

The progress went OK,

Once I started on the foreground I felt more comfortable with the image,


Getting this shadow in brings the image into focus,


Building the remaining shadows,


Then it was all about the details, the smaller branches, the softness in the shadows, the detail on the ground and the variety of marks which would give perspective.
At this stage it became almost impossible to photograph adequately in my small studio space.

But this weekend our exhibition opened and I was able to get a good photo. Now we can see scale and impact,


and an ambition realised - showing a large piece in a commercial gallery context.

3 comments:

Charlton Stitcher said...

Wonderful ... I can't wait to come to New Brewery Arts to see it - and good luck!

Printed Material said...

Looks wonderful Wendy. Congratulations. We are in Glos next week and plan to detour to Cirencester to see the exhibition. Looks like it will be a treat.

Wendy Rhodes said...

Thank you both of you, I'll post more images from the exhibition, three's loads of great stuff to see, I was privileged to be in very good company. I hope you enjoy your visit. W