Thursday, April 21, 2011

Two drawings...

I learned from Helen  Frankenthaler, who sketches with her whole being and makes abstractions from... her world... from paintings by Hiroshige and Manet, and, likely, many many others... the paintings and prints are fully her own images, yet, set one up against the original, and the visual echo is plain....

So here is a sketch re-imagining our visits to Biarritz on a windy, crazy, wave-filled day:

And here is a sketch-in-progress for a painting-to-come:

Sometimes the partly-finished sketch, the marginal notes, the idea, can be enough for the moment.

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