Embracing Chaos 31x61cms Acrylic 2022
Plant Life Drawing
In the latter part of 2022 I felt to brush up on my drawing skills. It had been a while.
Joining a Plant Life Drawing class I found myself diving into the detail and enjoying the slowing down that drawing can bring to the mind and nervous system.
Over an eight week period, each week I took a random specimen that was provided in class and sat, looked, and really looked at the negative spaces and tonal values.
The grey pallete was created due to my late arriving at class finding all the other colours for plants ie greens were being used by my classmates. I made a spontaneous creative decision to go with grey, brown and red. I liked it so much I decided to continue with this theme in this series.
I plan to continue this series in 2023 as I have enjoyed the artistic creative and technical experience so much.
All works are on A4 216gsm professional art paper, unframed.
The colour pencils are from the beautiful Swiss made Caran d'Ache brand in the Luminance range.
More from this series can be seen here.
When I come to create I often fall into a quiet contemplation and meditative space, and in that, my mind will often simply surrender to the deeper presence of silence, stillness and spaciousness.
It is here that I wait for the intention, the vision, or the inference of the ‘next step’ of my art practice.
Over the last few years I have learned the value of slow, quiet and simple; and how these can inform and enrich my work.
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