‘Glen Rosa test drawing 3’, Graphite stick on paper.
I’ve spent a number of days over the last two weeks creating several of these small graphite drawings. They are helping me to work out the basic composition for the big drawing I’ll be doing at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine between November 27th and January 12th. This recent small piece is about 70cm long and so is a mere sketch compared with the final big piece which will be 450 cm long and 150 cm high. These small drawings can’t possibly show what the larger drawing will look like as the scale of the marks will be completely different ……but they are starting to focus my ideas.. I’ll probably create several more such pieces before I start work on the big drawing in November.
For those of you living within striking distance of Irvine, you’ll be able to visit the gallery while I’m working on the big drawing, watch the progress and let me know your thoughts about the piece. Alternatively we’ll be filming the work each day with a time lapse camera and this will be put on-line at the end of each day so that you can follow the progress from wherever you live.
My big drawing project starts on 27th November 2014 at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine, Ayrshire and will be part of an exhibition of my Scottish Landscape work. I’ll also be doing a talk about the work at some point during the course of the exhibition and I’ll be posting full details a little nearer the time.