Monday, December 31, 2012
Continuing the Boulder Drawings
I wonder if you remember the "Erratic Boulders" water color painting I did about six months ago. The idea of something heavy, yet transparent -- or heavy but pending or even falling -- needs to find new expression. I started with water color again.
"Overturn" is not yet finished, the bright-colored stones might become darker and subdued, I'm not yet sure. The strings to hold the things (obviously dilettantic packing) cannot suspend the weight.
As I cannot paint water color in the living room, I got back to color pencil which I haven't applied for a longer time. This results in tender pastel colors; I used a rather rough water color paper which has a visible structure. "Green Horizon" is a remake of the "Boulders" arrangement with a green line that separates earth and sky and penetrates or embraces the stone.
And again, there is the idea of heavyness, sinking down, following gravity, as time passes.