Oil stick on A3 Kraftpaper
Five drawings I made this week
Some artworks are planned, drawn up and then executed, others are intuitive and their direction is unknown. These drawings are the latter and feel like a natural extension of the doodles I’ve been making.
Looking at them I’m reminded of:
- John Reynolds drawings (due to the materials),
- the work of George Baselitz,
- and the mid-career drawings and paintings of Philip Guston.
Also in my mind is a story my foundation tutor, Mick Maslen, once told us. When he was at art school, doodling and not really sure of what to do, his tutor told him to “Keep churning them out”. Week after week, “Keep churning them out”. And this is how I feel about these works – while I’m far from lost, I know I need to keep on making them, to let them develop and see where they’re going.