Friday, January 19, 2018

four categories

There are four types of drawings in my sketchbook:

1. Direct observation from immediate experience of time, place, and emotion. Could show reality as perceived in the moment, but only that moment in time. (here we have that immediate in the moment observation of toes in the warm sand)

2. Memory of time, place, emotion and observation. Will not have quite the element of reality as immediate moment in time is missing and the art is not based on a photograph. Memories have a different quality of emotion and observation. (here is a memory of an encounter in the wild when I walked around a clump of bushes and found myself within a couple of feet of a very large alligator)

3. Fantasy idea or magical realism based on memory, emotion, and observation but does not contain immediate reality. (here is a drawing that I made in my sketchbook shortly after my 6th grandchild was born.)

4. Art drawn from photography. Might include or encompass all of the above but more likely to imitate reality. (Here is a drawing of my first grandchild, now four years old, and I just had to draw it from a photograph because...she isn't likely to hold still, being quite a mischievous imp.)