Reflecting on my recent sketchbook work

Whilst working with Derwent Graphite XL sticks and experimenting with shape and forms inspired by trees I had a discussion about wanting to see an image within my abstract forms. We talked about Pareidolia and then discussed Graham Sutherland who I had never heard of before. This conversation came about because of my drawings and wanting to find shapes, faces or human figures within my work. It is interesting what we talk about whilst working.

One of my photographs used as inspiration
Screenshot
one of Graham Sutherland work
Using Graham Sutherland now as a conscious inspiration for colour and freedom to experiment with lines and shapes inspired by a photograph taken last year in the Lake District
Screenshot showing where my inspiration came from mixed with the inspiration from Graham Sutherland

Published by pamelacravendavies

I’ve always wanted to be an artist for some reason. What ever that means. Perhaps it means being paid to create art or creating art for yourself? I think it would make me happier to paint every day, to loose myself in the process of painting, drawing, making ! Only of course when I am enjoying it and it’s going well! 😇 I like beautiful things around me. I like colour, pattern and texture. I like history, I like to know what has happened in people’s lives, how they have coped with life and what they have done.

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