Saturday, May 5, 2012

EveryDay Matters May 5 long narrow painting



I love this shape of paper. It's the ends broken off from larger pieces, to make the larger ones more appealing in shape. So I have several pieces 2.25 inches by 11 inches, and this panorama idea is one I like a lot. The patio lent itself well to this sweeping vision in a tiny execution.

Arches hotpress (hence the reference to breaking it, since you never cut good paper, you fold and break on the natural deckle that forms from the fold) with the trusty old Pilot Pen and Caran d' crayons. I expect one of these days I'll use something else, but for now these are working for me.

I have several series going: One is the series in my old square drawing book, one is the larger sheets of Arches hp, one is the brown mulberry paper ink drawings, one is tiny rectangular paintings, and this one is the first of a series of long narrow ones. Who knows what will become of them. I see artists' books, maybe, and then again, something else might suggest itself.

When the student is ready, the teacher appears. Or maybe leap and a net will appear. Or maybe they're both the same thing, after all. click to enlarge as always!

6 comments:

Isabelle said...

j'aime beaucoup la façon dont tu as utilisé le format allongé, et le côté un peu "rustique" des bords non coupé va bien avec le thème du dessin.

marancat said...

I do like this - you have chosen a subject that fits the shape of the paper so well!

jenna said...

What a good idea. All this time, I've been taking the trimmings and using them for test marks or fodder for the recycling bin. I should be finding likely drawing subjects instead, especially when it's nice paper! I agree with the other comment. You picked a very good subject for the paper's dimensions; very nice!

Minimiss said...

I like the long shape too. Nice picture.

Alex said...

nice spread =) Love the wide angle drawing

nanke's stuff said...

Very creative and lovely use of odd-sized paper! It will be fun to see what else you do with your strips! nancy