Relationships between shapes, how their forms fit together, colors echoing back, lines weaving through the composition – these ideas appealed to me when I originally sketched from my experience on these rocky Scottish beaches. Not only were the rocks gorgeous in coloring, but I was intrigued by the old structures built with these stones. They had to be found and fit together by weight and shape. Even the rocks on the ground would naturally settle together with weight and time.
Here is the beginning of my new series based on my sketchbook. I am interested in the fitting together, the relationships, small shapes making up larger structures. There will be more thoughts on that to come as I make more of this series. It may not be obvious (or maybe so), but I am getting great joy from making this work. It’s the feeling of doing what you’re supposed to be doing. I can’t wait to start the next one.
“Together” Oil pastels and charcoal on oil paper, 22″ x 30″
Here is a painter I have been looking at for many years (but especially now) who also paints relationships between objects. I adore Morandi’s work and encourage you to have a look. I’m sure you will enjoy it just as much as I do.
Thanks for reading,