Keeping on with the drawing.                             Layer upon layer.                         Week Three.

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An Archeology of drawing. Memories, Histories, Stories, Journeys and Formalities.

How am I thinking and seeing ?

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I do love painting. The Finishing of masks is just about my favourite part of the mask making process. Therefore, now I am setting myself this challenge, to paint for the sake of painting.  I shall use this 3D triptych as the blank ground for painting. I just don’t know what it will be, certainly not decorative and not my familiar mask technique of exaggerating the underlying  form.  So lets see.  I have always been particularly impressed by the way in which ceramic artists are able to paint/draw directly onto a 3D surface. And of course, cave painters did the same, on bare rock AND in the dark.

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Big Charcoal begun One metre diameter.                                                                             Following my leather tea-cup and saucer, I am continuing looking at how might see the world of Tea drinking.                                   Dunno where this is taking me?

New Pantalone Mask.

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Experiments with eye hole shape and paint finishes.  Traditionally this mask is black or at least very dark but I would like to see him played with an aged, unhealthy pallid skin tone.  As for the eyes, maybe round, wide open though I like the shape on the right

Pantaloon as inspired by Vultures.  New experimentations with hairiness, bigger mask with different emphasis. Nose hair rather than mustachio’s.  Not yet sure if it actually works so next stage of the experiment is to see how it performs.