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Maelstrom: Men Dancing

Horse Boat: unfinished                   Crawling: unfinished

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Looks like it takes me three months to reach an end point to these large drawings, can’t say finished but to arrive at a stage of partial satisfaction. IMG_2117This is now Vitruvian Man at 3 months.                                                                                  Smaller drawing continue to develop the theme.

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Once again  I am working on a large scale charcoal drawing (1.30 metre sq.) This time being a meditation on the influence upon my artistic life by maleness, Leonardo da Vinci, movement and touch. The ghosts of ancestral giants.

With a side dish of smaller drawings to complement the process.

Even bringing my work as a mask-maker into play:

All to be continued:

Over several month I have been working on a new ‘Arlecchino mask, breaking away from traditional representations in a search for a  more mature, tricksterish and altogether joyous character. Initial drawings to find some sort of ‘Essence’.

Progression was made in the clay design with several changes of direction, which retained elements of tradition but with a greater emphasis on asymmetry and uplift.

Experimenting with a lighter paint scene in order better see the sculpture.

3RD SPACE Studios Exhibition opening event this evening at 6.00 p.m.

Tope Floor of Surface Gallery upto and including  Saturday 11th May

Celebrating our ten years of existence and the ten artists who are current members.

This evening Stephen Jon and his crew shall be performing as ‘The Critics’ and later  he will be adding another layer to the large charcoal drawing.

Join him for a Charcoal Drawing workshop next Wednesday  2.00 till 4.00 p.m.

Making ready for the forthcoming exhibition at Surface Gallery and exploring different ways of hanging drawings and sculptures, with regards to the probability that they will get splashed.  Lots of fun flinging dirty water about.  Studio floor a delightful mess now.