Grace M. Smith Artworks

Grace M. Smith Artworks

Monday, May 10, 2021

Control and Containment


11" x 14" marker on bristol vellum surface

I love the texture that was created from layering colour on top of colour on top of colour. I started off with a specific colour only to see it become something else. Some blue grey is situated on the left hand side. I feel like a bird looking down...I notice what looks like a star, also on the left hand side of the page. I appear to be striving towards control, containment and balance. This composition also helps me sigh which I consider to be a good thing.

11.7" x 16.5" marker on heavyweight paper

Similar colours showed up in this drawing as in the first except for pops of orange and royal blue. Themes of balance and containment also exists here. However, the containment here is unlike the kind in the first drawing. Had the paper been larger, I can see this drawing going on infinitely. The landscape in the first drawing is being enveloped by its surroundings. Here, we see a landscape surrounded by space...

11" x 14" marker on bristol vellum surface

The original piece has a dark border around it but I left it out as I cropped the piece for the blog...So, dark navy blue framed this specific landscape. It felt 'right' to my eye to do that and 'complete'. I'm not sure whether it's due to the choice of colour here. I didn't feel the need to frame the drawing in the image above the way I did with this one. In any case, it's here without the border...and therefore, creates a similar effect - for me - as the one above. 

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