I’ve just finished my latest ‘Bread” drawing, this time with the addition of a more “human” element as is revealed in the enclosed snippet. For this drawing I used a light umber background to make the subject more intense than has been the case with most of my previous works. I will need to use this colour again in another drawing or two as I’m conscious of how the exhibition must be presented as a whole. I will be using the one style of moulding and double neutral matts for the 13 pieces on display and I’m also aware of the need to vary my backgrounds as there is a danger of the drawings becoming too similar.
Presentation is so important for artwork to be seen at its best. In these times when money is tight for most artists, it is easy to put the price of framing before the best outcome for one’s work. For those who live in Tasmania, I strongly recommend you visit the current exhibition at Country Club Tasmania, in Launceston, (as mentioned in yesterday’s blog) to see what first-class presentation does for a first-class exhibition.
I shall now go and cut some more pastel board and prepare for drawing number 12.