Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Paper cut trees

I've experimented for the last few days laying down tracings of a tree outline in various sizes over one another and then cutting round the outlines and between the trees to create lines within the shapes and draw attention to the outlines ...


to work with shadows ...


and to cut out look-throughs ...


Last of all, I began to abstract further, colouring in some of the shapes within using graphite sticks and a paper blending stick. 


This is very much work on-going and I hope the strange lighting conditions I seemed to need to produce shadows I could photograph allow the work to be seen adequately!

6 comments:

  1. tout en délicatesse! biz

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    1. Merçi Elfi pour ton commentaire amiable. Les arbres me procure toujours du plaisir.

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  2. I like the idea of this line of experimentation. Trees are such a rich seam to mine. Often it is frustrating that photography does not sufficiently capture the effects, which I imagine are much more exciting than can be shown in two dimensions. Even more frustrating when one is judged on those two dimensional representations!
    I certainly am enjoying seeing what dynamic results you are achieving in your examination of trees.

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    1. Thank you as always for your encouraging comments. This 'rich seam' has indeed far to go, I think, and much more experimentation is needed. With this particular line that latter comment is especially true. I will post further when I've worked up my ideas further.

      Thank you also for your comments about the exhibition at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester. My friend and I greatly enjoyed our visit this afternoon and I have photos of some favourite pieces which I will post about later in the week.

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  3. Interesting results, love the effects.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie, very much. I now have to think where to go next ... another artists' book perhaps ...?

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