Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sketchbook of the wall - a beginning

This is my beginning of my stone wall sketchbook project. I did the black and white sketch and that really proves that my darks are not dark enough for me! The other is just pencil marks of various parts of the wall. The pencil is a watercolor pencil so watch for some ideas and more sketchbook playing.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Stone wall rubbings

Yes, these are the same stone wall rubbings. BUT, the rubbings are from different areas of the wall. My mentor, teacher, Sian suggested I do a wax rubbing on paper and then paint it. WOW - look at the pattern on the purply tissue paper after it is painted with black paint.

And the blue rubbings..... I rubbed several different directions. All of this is very interesting to me.

Who would know that a wall could produce so much inspiration for art?

And look below at the red rubbings? Different effects on different stones.

Here is another wax rubbing painted black on tracing paper. This pattern is the most striking. This is a wonderful exercise and exhibit for one to look at pattern in many ways.

Monday, September 5, 2011

My wall rubbings

It is very interesting to see the wall, its color etc but the rubbing tells it all! I used a black wax pastel crayon and tracing paper. I learned quickly that it needed a fixative. I went to my wall several times to do my rubbings as the last time I had some charcoal fixative. I love this process.

With this in hand, my photo and a little time, I will be sketching my wall in my sketchbook.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wide angle View of my wall

This is a wide angle view aka panoramic view of my wall. Unfortunately, the iphone made it curved which it is not.

That is a stone walled house in the background. This view is from Washington St in Keene, NH.