My latest drawing, Symbolic Landscape, owes its creation to Irish artist April Jarocka. I love her work and was very impressed with her paintings of rock piles, so much so that I spent some time “playing” with some of my rocks and sticks to see what I could come up with.
I have included 4 of the photos I took, some of which may end up as coloured pencil drawings.
For once I set out with no clear idea in mind as to what I wanted to “say”. I liked the composition that I eventually drew because of its balance. I noticed that there were 13 sticks (I had intended to use 12) and 3 stones. The Holy Trinity surrounded by the Disciples? Remember, Matthias replaced Judas. The top rock represents God the Father, then Jesus (flesh colour), followed by The Holy Spirit in blue (sky).
Not every artwork has to be totally planned before its creation.