I have been able to spend some more time on my latest abstract drawing, Tattooed Rock, Sisters Beach. It’s 80 x 60 cm and I’m using white Canson Pastel Board for the first time in a long while. I chose this particular pastel board as I needed to show a lot of (even) white. Using a white pencil over a coloured background would never result in the evenness of colour that this drawing requires.
This is a ‘process-driven’ artwork where sitting down for an hour here and there to add more detail is quite relaxing and a perfect example of art therapy.
The secret is to know when to ‘stop’. One can keep adding to this type of drawing for months, but it’s important to keep in mind what you initially set out to achieve when the drawing was first planned.
I have enclosed some close-up views that give a more abstract understanding of the structure of the composition.
It’s not finished, but there’s enough information already to keep me inspired and see this drawing through.