The Glasgow Art Club Summer Show opens on the 29th and I'm planning on putting a couple of things in this time as I missed the spring show, being busy preparing the solo show (upcoming in August, so not long now!).
Since starting (back in February) to draw in preparation for painting I have got really quite into it, now using charcoal and chalk rather than graphite and watercolour. The new materials give me more scope for tonal changes and feel closer to my painting procedure - and I think make better drawings. The paper I seem to be settling on is mi-teintes touch - although the biggest size seems to be 50x70cm, which might not be big enough for some stuff. The colours are nice though and I have high hopes for them being lightfast. There is a bit of paper sitting on the windowsill presently as a test - we'll see be christmas!
Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to see this drawing in among other more formal art works at the show and see what kind of response it gets, especially as how people present themselves is becoming one of my main themes. My model was the lovely Moira Buchanan , who does feature in quite a few of my works - it is great to have someone willing to mess about, use her imagination and push a few boundaries of how a proper young lady is meant to look.