Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Is For Art & Three Old Sketches

The weekend is finally here, and it is time to put away all those other things and think about art. During the week, I wrote my blog, read other blogs, read the book I am reading, cut grass, planted sunflowers seeds, watched too much TV and rode my bike in Spring Grove Cemetery. These three pieces that I have posted were done around nine years ago when i went to a sketch group at the Cincinnati Art Club. The bottom piece is a collage of sketches that I put together for the club's annual sketch group show in 1996. The fact that I cut up several sketches and assembled them in an old window frame did not go over very well with the more conservative members of the club, and they let me know what they thought of my collage. Oh well, even in art, I don't seem to be able to please everyone. So, if you want to see the collage in more detail, click on the image and it will be enlarged. Then, you can either agree with those that didn't like my collage, or, you can enjoy the humor of the piece. (The sketches are all of women and the postage stamps, also in black and white, are all men, and postage stamps help to hold the sketched pieces in place.)

Have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Stay tuned.


Julie Schuler said...

I agree with the club! When you cut up figure drawings you lose their background shading, and they end up looking flatter. But since you are the one that's gotta look at it, please yourself!
I haven't done figure drawing for a long time, then just two nights ago I snuck a quick sketch of my older son while he was sleeping. He was sleeping with me because he is ill, so I figured, if I'm going to be staring at him all night anyway, might as well do a sketch.

Jientje said...

You can never please EVERYbody, so don't worry about it!