Monday, October 13, 2008

New drawing on khadi paper

I began a new drawing on Friday. I found some larger sized sheets of the Indian cotton rag or khadi paper and bought these oblong shapes. I was excited to see what I could come up with for them. I used to work regularly on oblong formats and they still excite me in the same way. Somehow they seem to reference a passage of time - as in Japanese scroll paintings. They open up a sort of compositional asymmetry and dissonance that I like to explore as well. I am just in the beginning stages of this piece building up texture and detail in the background and letting the composition evolve.


littlemithi said...

Love the doilies in the background. Are they drawn using the doilie as a stencil?

Claudine said...

They are drawn. For so long I was using the doilies as stencils but washing over them with ink or paint. I like this new approach it gives a crisp and defined shape that I like about the doilies in the first place. I think it adds another dimension to the primarily ink drawings as well.