Searching for that elusive style, that I’ve been homing in on for ages. I’m getting that close I think it’s a matter of just doing it, with lots of drawing white on black paper. Really going back to my roots and very excited about that. It will mean being on my own out on that limb. But after a reminder that I’m getting older it’s a matter of go for it while you can.
I’ve posted examples of a few of my strongest influences, any suggestions of artists to research are welcome. I have old drawings I was experimenting with, ariel in mind. (in the kiln?)
Drawings by Thomas Hart Benton, 1931, of out back country musicians. He invoked incredibly strong personality and emotion in his subjects that I see more in his drawings than paintings. His strong use of light and dark is more evident in drawings, though he used clay models and strong direct lighting to get a fully modeled form, Michaelangelo like. His undervalued theories on composition are also interesting and useful.