As a break from my present drawing Last Supper, I have commenced a large abstract work (120 x 80 cm).

Today’s view sees the drawing in its very early stages. The composition is highly detailed and is another from my Salamanca series. The design is real, not imagined. I always base my abstracts on natural or man-made objects and patterns. I think that it’s important that the work you do has meaning, firstly to you, the artist, then hopefully, to those who see it framed and hung, preferably in a suitable environment.

I will post updates as this drawing develops.

Abstract drawing in coloured pencil is not that commonly seen in galleries, but I am not daunted by this and I shall press on and see how this particular drawing develops.

Tomorrow I will begin a series of posts on abstraction with particular reference to my coloured pencil abstracts.


About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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  1. Gillian says:

    You are such an inspiration, Richard. I really need to try abstract work in CPs. Your technique is so fine – can we see a close-up of a small area maybe?

    • artkleko says:

      I’m glad you are a fan of abstraction in cp, Gillian, and thanks for your kind words. I will post an update on Friday. Next week I will post some close-ups. There’s a lot of tidying up to do!

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