Thursday, July 21, 2011

Daily Gouache 7/10-7/19

Another slew of paintings and sketches. I had a particularly fun time with these. Some were experiments in technique, others were just me playing with a few concepts, some of which were influenced by what I happened to be reading or watching at the time.
On a personal note, I've been looking at Barron Storey's journals for some inspiration. He came down to Memphis College of Art some time years ago and shared his sketchbooks with a captivated audience, an experience that left a lasting impression on me. In an interview, he mentioned how those journals were vital for him during periods of isolation and introspection. That said, Barron was going through some serious stuff; my occasional rounds of short term solitude and the resulting lonely lil' hearts are certainly light by comparison. The point of my tangent, however, is that Storey's journals remind me of what a sketchbook could be, and that the process of drawing can be a vehicle for both ideation and emotional respite.

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