Serendipitous No. 5, Mermaid's Wake


United States

Drawing
Size: 18 H x 24 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

Drawing: Graphite and Pencil on Paper.

Having cut up the last batch of unsuccessful drawings of shells, I decided to save not only the linear pieces but the negative shapes as well. Some of these negative shapes I set aside to be colored with different values of graphite. While coloring the shapes, I realized that they were acting as stencils. They moved slightly in the process thus creating multiple over-lying patterns. The resulting graphite residue created a serendipitous structure for totally new work.

Taking the lead from this outcome, I enhanced areas pushing them forward and backward with tonalities as well as lifting areas to highlights. To further create structure, I drew lines to connect and define certain areas. The result is a fluctuating surface movement. In reality, these drawings are intuitive compositions that suggest a specific personal perspective of water whether above, in or beneath. In the action of making them, I simply get lost in thought just as I do when swimming in the ocean.

Keywords: Water, Black & White, Contemporary, Cubism, Graphite Drawing, Drawings, Abstract, Modern, Nature

Subjects: Water

Styles: Abstract, Fine Art, Modern, Cubism, Contemporary

Mediums: Graphite, Pencil

Materials: Paper

Prints: Water Art Prints, Abstract Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Cubism Art Prints, Contemporary Art Prints, Graphite Art Prints, Pencil Art Prints, Paper Art Prints

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