Runswick Bay, Yorkshire, pen. Vivien Blackburn
A big local art group I belong to has an annual project which can be interesting to take part in. The work is then exhibited at the local museum - the topic is usually linked to work in their collection, though one year it was linked to the comedy festival.
We've been given about a dozen paintings and sculptures on show in the museum, by a range of artists from a range of eras, to look at to spark off ideas. Work needs to come from these, not simply be a reworking or copy. The 2 that interest me are a cottage by John Piper and a maquette by Moore. I need to go in and do some sketching from them and some research.
I've liked Piper's work for years, with their interesting marks and textures, so that appeals the most. I also like the sensuous curves of Henry Moore's sculpture - which I may/may not combine with marks and textures reminiscent of Piper. It's on a first-day-of-thinking-about-it stage of development just now. I'll check back in from time to time with progress.
The drawing above is one I considered developing in collage, charcoal, ink and paint.
I thought I'd work from some my old sketches -the information I need is there, they were done plein air but they languish in sketchbooks and need developing.
Links to just some of the work I might develop for this project - I'm undecided at the moment - any thoughts? I only need 3 paintings maximum.
The Crowns, Botallack - I wasn't happy with this and would like to do something more interesting
Sketch of the Crowns
The canal in the city
Canal boats at the marina
..... back to sketchbooks and thinking .....
17th January - update here - I'll show the finished painting here as a separate post when it's done.