Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Black Shed

The blank shed in black reminds me of The Night of the Hunter, so I have started with this little shadow as a reference to a very short scene, there is a great use of light and shadows in this movie.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Kelly Cumberland @ The Drawing Shed

Another couple of intensive days of drawing - covering the whole shed is a bit of a mission!

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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Call a spade a pencil!

We had a really good turn out for Juliet's event where people could have a go at drawing using garden tools Juliet had modified with bits of charcoal, pastels, rubbers etc. The sounds made by the implements whilst drawing were just as interesting as the marks too!

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Juliet MacDonald

We last had plants back in PSL as part of our exhibition 'Town & Country' when we had a vegetable garden in the gallery. This time it's decorative plants in the shed! Towards the end of the day when the light was fading the shed had a wonderful glow coming from the grow light inside it, with the green and red of the foliage looking great against the black of the shed.

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What I really like about Juliet's drawing is the fantastic variety of marks she gets out of chalk - smudgy bits, feint tentative lines and then some very definite, deliberate lines, all adding to the sense of depth of her images.

Emily Speed

Here are some photos of Emily Speed's week on the Drawing Shed. What you can't quite tell from these is that Emily was creating a stop-motion animation. Her work included drawing and then erasing the drawing which I imagine will look something like it is collapsing on the final animation - which Emily will post here when it's done.

Here too are some pictures of the collaborative drawing evening with Emily which included activities such as drawing portraits without looking at the paper,working over lines/images drawn by the previous person and upside-down drawing.

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