It was wet so I didn’t go out into the garden at all this Sunday. I did odd jobs around the house in the morning and then sat down and finished the drawings in my sketchbook entitled PERSON IN A LANDSCAPE, completing the book – there are 61 drawings; the odd number because I have a habit of drawing on the inside back cover. I then spent the rest of the afternoon and large part of the evening working on the computers. This work included a number of new text art compositions.
A quick trip to town and I then spent the rest of the day in my studio. I first added patterning to the abstract tail shape on the work: ABSTRACT MARK WHICH REMINDS ME OF A MERMAID’S TAIL.
I then started to added symbols and other imagery to MULTIPLE MONOLOGUES: A SEQUENCE OF SILENCES (extended titled). I used repeated door and window shapes as the starting point and then let the images interact and evolve.
I began experimenting on computer art works in the evening – as well as the usual blogging.
More snow, can you believe it. I stayed indoors most of the day working in my studio. I finished adding all the images to MULTIPLE MONOLOGUES: A SEQUENCE OF SILENCES. The imagery ranges from abstractions to figurative and there is a lot of interaction between the various sets. The series of blanked out squares along the middle of the work I am not touching hence the allusion to repeated silences
I had to go with my father on another trip to the hospital so no work in my studio. I did more sketch book drawings – not very well as it turned out; I will have to ease off on the red wine with my dinner! – and I also quickly wrote the text component of a painting I want to restart this month entitled SELF PORTRAIT IN A PINK DRESS.
Out with my father to hospital again today. I did more sketch book drawings – rather better ones than yesterday! When I got home I did another batch of computer creations.
I spent most of the day, apart from the time spent on my new mini tablet computer (the ultimate boys toy!), painting in images on MULTIPLE MONOLOGUES: A SEQUENCE OF SILENCES. I could possibly try and finish this over the weekend but I expect I will wait until Monday.
I did a tiny bit of work on MULTIPLE MONOLOGUES: A SEQUENCE OF SILENCES and then went out for a meal with my wife. I came back and spent the rest of the afternoon and early evening working on the computers – excluding trips to town to fetch countless shopping bags.
As a major project I want to digitise all my sketch book drawings – probably between five and six thousand in total. I did start during the latter part of 2011 and created a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gerald-Shepherd-Imprisoned-Voices/217509268309918) for the images but got sidetracked last year. I aim to try and do fifty a week for the next year or two – PHEW!!!.