Update on the Small Willow Pattern drawings. They may well be finished this time.
Added more hands, more depth. Some still with willow pattern elements and some without. Moving away from the ‘source’.
Stephen Jon ‘Charcoal on Paper’ Duration of project was four months, Series begun September 2018, finished January 2019
Work in Progress: unfinished charcoal on paper. Stephen Jon 2018
Some test pieces. Charcoal onPaper
New Pantalone Mask goes off with a new fried to find a new life and new adventures.
Continuing with Charcoal.
It may be that I have finished the Willow Pattern Drawing, at least for now. I have started some more circle drawings. ‘Plates’ is the working title for this series. Other words have fallen into my mind as I do this: Tondo, Hole, Eclipse, Oracle, Orbit, Cyclone, Pointe, Full stop, Eye, Sphere. Growth, Wheel, pin-prick. Navel, Breast, Samples……… Working in a variety of scales, still all in charcoal and pushing my current technique of using resists and stencils. Some freehand work to be done.
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 .