Thursday, 9 January 2014

An ambitious beginning

A New Year, new ideas, and a new exhibition opening soon, at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester.
The gallery I am showing in, with a group of friends who are really fantastic artists, has large wall spaces. Its allowed us all to think a little differently.

I was asked to do a large drawing. How large could I go?

After moving furniture out of my study and rearranging what was left I had this space (seen through the doorway), which allowed for a piece of Fabriano unrolled to a length of 175cm, height 150 cm.
Its big enough...! Its also very exciting, I love a new piece of paper.

A page of planning helped me work out proportions and gave me a better idea of where to start.
Here goes...

Establishing the horizon line and distant tones gives me a good feel for the work ahead.

It's hard to photograph in my small space, but hopefully you get the idea. Some of the perspective is starting to work.

This gives a much clearer idea of what's happening.
Still a way to go. I've used a whole series of photos as reference and some sketches in the same area. For getting the detail at this time of year photos are the only way.

More progress and another print for the exhibition coming along soon.


Patricia G said...

Wow! well done. I know it's a challenge changing scale like this. Looks beautiful.

Printed Material said...

Finally getting up to the RWA in Bristol before it ends, after you mentioned it. Now working out if I can also get to Cirencester to see this and Sue's work too. I love the scale of this and would really like to see it in situ. Good luck with the next stages!