Keeping stuff is good #8

From 2007 #08

It’s another life drawing from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. This one is in colored soluble crayons. I was going strictly for form on a flat plane. I wanted to keep things as simple as possible with a good balance of positive and negative ground. I must have been over at MoMA looking at Matisse. I was also mindful of color, with cool colors above and hot ones below. Those among you who think that drawings occur without malice aforethought, this is an example of just the opposite, a composition that seems spontaneous but is anything but. Like all the others in this series it is drawn on 11 x 14 archival, Aquabee paper.

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About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
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