17 Jan 2018. Although I’ve made some progress with Drawing 1 Part 2, I’ve spent more time organising a workspace and thinking about drawing, than actually drawing. Instead of spending hours considering what to do and moving from one idea to another, I need to JUST DRAW and see what happens.
I’ve been watching some very good art documentaries on BBCiPlayer:
1.”Artists on Film – Scenes from Working Lives” – abstract artists including William Hayter, Patrick Heron, Victor Pasmore and John Holland. Interesting to see them all painting.
2.”Henry Moore” – John Read’s summary of his interviews with Moore over the years. Must visit Moore’s studio.
3.”Leonora Carrington – a very British Surrealist” .
4.”Francis Bacon – a Brush with Violence”.
In the last 2 cases it was interesting to see how their early lives affected their art.
5. “Making their Mark – 6 Artists on Drawing” – Maggi Hambling. Very interesting to see her drawing from a life model using a stick of graphite, so I want to try that. Some of her comments from the film:
” The most difficult decision is to know when to stop. Generally that means the moment I find that I am making a mark in some way tidying things up – the minute that might begin to happen that is clearly the moment to stop”
“A drawing can become a battlefield”