Sunday, April 29, 2012

So when is it finished?

There is the exploratory sketch which marks the beginning.

It is finished but I haven't finished what I wanted to say.

 It is still not yet complete. So I must say it again and again.

Until perhaps I have just said enough.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sometimes a sketch is in order

Sometimes the pasted paper on paper feels confining.

The pen needs to go where it wants to go with nothing to prevent the flow of the ink.

So it is just a drawing. Just.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Symmetry and precision

There is a symmetry and precision in working with this medium. 

So unlike me in many ways and is completely different from what I paint.

Or is it? Down at the linear base, au fond, perhaps there is no difference at all.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Consequences of Lines

While drawing I am aware that every line has consequences. 

I have to question myself though. Why do I say that?


An idea starts with a line and then another one. Steps follow steps -- shadows appear – the small lines become obvious after the broad strokes appear. And then I need to ask "Is it finished?"