Drawing-informed painting

(final 4/26)

Over the last couple of years I’ve moved from viewing the process of making works on paper and acetate as tied to my painting formally (interlocking isometric cubes), but not necessarily conceptually, to a point where I’m doing drawing in advance of starting painting (or even using a drawn composition that I hadn’t intended to be a painting, or scaling up an existing smaller painting), which removes the element of automatism from the painting itself (partly because the idea that anyone would ever see geometric grids as action painting wore off).

So I started this piece thinking the logical next step to explore is using approaches from drawing to inform painting, particularly in my case, thinking about how to create more active dynamics between layers. To that end, I am mixing approaches- the drawing for this piece was done on acetate and projected, and I will be referencing a prior drawing (making note of how the layers interplayed to arrive at the final composition, and drafting notes- image- of how to transfer that to painting).

Also of note was how much the third photo resonated with my non-artist friends when I posted it on social media.

Very happy with how this one turned out.

Author: sterlingsart

abstract painter living in Raleigh, NC- follow my blog to help build my mailing list!

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