Friday, June 24, 2011

It figures, more from Dawn Emerson

Instructions:  break up the composition space first with a grid of not necessarily straight, not necessarily equivalent lines. At least five of them. Then, draw your figure. How is your drawing influenced by the grid? What happens when you add color?

Instructions: with as few marks as possible, indicate the figure. What did you include? What did you leave out? 

I love the uninhibited, almost primitive look of these drawings. It's all too easy to take a workshop, get excited while I am there, and then leave with a case of instant amnesia. I lose the breakthroughs I began. But I am retracing some of my steps, to find the hints and clues to another way.

Do you know Beth Hart? Her music and this song get at this turmoil.
She's worth knowing, especially if you can relate to this: I don't want to survive, I want to live!


Germaine Hammon said...

good to see you are revisiting Dawn's workshop info. Love your drawings, they are so elegant.
I had a serious case of painters block [if there is such as thing]. Cleaned my studio today and getting slowly back in the groove.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Hi Germaine! I clean my studio when I feel stuck, too. Before I know it, I'm working on a new idea at the easel. I'd love to see what you paint next ... !