60 x 80 cms
Museum Aquarelle & Luminance coloured pencils on Canson pastel board
I have recently completed a drawing that I started 6 years ago. It was one of those drawings where I had to be ‘in the zone’ because of the nature of its subject and composition. I’m not publishing it as it will be entered for an upcoming art prize. This drawing gave birth to the one featured today (and there have been others). What is of particular note is that today’s drawing is radically different.
I often ‘play’ with images of my completed drawings using different apps. The results are varied, but always interesting. On this occasion my imagination led me to believe that what I was looking at were objects flying across a landscape woven with shapes. Yes, this was an ‘accident’, but without such research it would never have happened. The result is a rather abstract composition with some decipherable landscape objects.
Should artists always paint/draw what they see? What happens if they ‘see’ something different? On such occasions (unfortunately) commercialism rears its ugly head and often such ‘fictional creativity’ is destroyed. Frankly, I’m rarely influenced by the commercial viability of subjects for artwork. That explains why I don’t sell as much work as I would like to. Factual representational art always has a chance of selling. Those of us who walk a different path suffer for being unconventional.