Sunday, January 30, 2011

from the archives: 4 Stand


4 Stand with details. oil on canvas. circa 2003/4/5? looking at the inter-shapes. may redefine. faces? don't know. the line work interests me.

work in progress?

in process?

it's not signed so it must be unfinished.

best,

deb.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

from the archives: Model in the Studio copyright 1997

I think this is Brenda Tredwell. She was my model and studio assistant for several years. This drawing is turpentine wash on acid free paper. Use blotter paper or absorbant cardboard as a palette, this will reduce the linseed oil. The reverse of this drawing has one small bleedthrough, with no sign of decomp. This drawing pleases me.
Brenda grew up on Monhegan. Her hair flames. She calls herself a rock rat. She modeled for Jamie Wyeth. I recognized her knees and hair that matched the color of Jamie's 'burn barrel'.
enjoy.
deb.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Good Workspace January 24, 2011








reviewing old work, showing some current work, getting ready to do some new work. will stretch canvas soon. will show some work soon on main street in a very prominent window location. stay tuned for details. will photo work soon to send to a jury show. busy, busy, busy. and right on track.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Faces I remember 2011


this drawing is constructed with kodak laminate, aluminum leaf, silver leaf, packing tape. the face came through the media, which i defined with charcoal. i have seen this face in european drawings and paintings. i think of hans holbein the younger, da messina, ghirlandiao, titian. i tried to find 'the' drawing that this face came from, but discover it is a composite face drawn from many sources.
i searched 'master drawings' on google this morning. ugh. what a laborious trudge. yes, there were true master drawings and a lot of unmastered drawings. particularly amongst figure/portrait drawings. there is a lot of surface and technique, but no understanding. no bones, no muscles, tendons, ligaments. limp carrots.
my two bits: understand the underlying structure and the surface/technique/style will take care of itself. if you are copying someone's work, study from a master and study the works of the masters that artist studied.
best,
deb.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

slideshow of my good work space



this is my kitchen studio, with some works-in-progress.

what does your workspace look like?  would love to see your artist studio pics!

best,
deb.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Plastic Drawings 2011


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Originally uploaded by debclarke art
four of the first 10. number 11 is in the works. have enough 8x8" stretchers for a baker's dozen. then i move onto the 9x9" stretchers.

i know the pic is a bit fuzzy, but it gives the full sense of the various textures and reflective surfaces. some incision, some embossing. surfaces here reflect the red of the robe i am wearing as i write this.

now, off to work.

best of the new year to you!
deb.

Monday, January 3, 2011

another of many 8x8"


another of many 8x8"
Originally uploaded by debclarke art
aluminum leaf with kodak laminate
copyright clarke 2011
gloucester ma

another plastic drawing

one of many 8x8"


one of many 8x8"
Originally uploaded by debclarke art
aluminum leaf on kodak laminate
copyright clarke 2011
gloucester ma

another plastic drawing.

soft 8x8", close up


soft 8x8", close up
Originally uploaded by debclarke art
aluminum leaf with kodak laminate
copyright clarke 2011
gloucester ma

another plastic drawing

Sunday, January 2, 2011

plastic drawing


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Originally uploaded by debclarke art
i've been working with kodak laminated film and aluminum leaf. started working thursday night, and have been pushing the material around since then. sleep is erratic. work is prolific. 4 drawings completed.

here's the first completed drawing. 8x8" on stretchers.

'there be many'
copyright clarke
2010
gloucester ma

Saturday, January 1, 2011

my good workspace 2010 final.

I ended the year by getting into plastics. 200+ yards, 600+ feet, 8000+ inches. ready to go for 2011.

best,
deb.

Decon/Recon



completed 12/31/2010
copyright clarke
gloucester ma

assembled drawing
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