I came a cropper. Interesting lesson. I showed too many people what I had done and had lots of very good feedback BUT that stopped me from working. I lost my own thread with the work and started to doubt where I wanted to take the work. I am now getting back to my original intentions and have started to draw again, after a two week break. I shall now show just details and research stuff for a while and not share wide .

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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