Today’s post run drawing. This one measures 15cm x 10.5cm (just like yesterday’s swimming drawing).
Today’s drawing/watercolor. I’m thinking about my swim early this morning.
Today’s drawing of my run. I think it’s getting closer to what I’m looking for than yesterday’s drawing, but I’m not sure about how the various elements relate to each other. It does help that this run was a loop; the previous run was point to point, and I think that’s part of what made yesterday’s drawing awkward.
While I don’t think this piece is really successful, it’s the first time I’ve been able to put together a lot of things I’ve wanted to deal with. I’ve wanted to integrate cycling and running into my work for years, but didn’t know how. In this piece, I’m using as reference the GPS metrics from a run, the map of the route, and a grid. The scale of the piece doesn’t feel quite right; the elements feel dwarfed by its size. After next run, I’ll try this again on a smaller surface.
I am digging the grid right now, and after project 22, when I first used the grid with the watercolor enso-like forms, I wanted to work a little bigger. This one is 28cm square, divided into 7cm squares. I’m still going with the cobalt blue and yellow ochre greenish gray here, as I did the two previous days.
Finally had the chance to put something a little more substantial together today. I’ve had this in my head for some years now, but didn’t know how to get it down. It’s 20cm square. Agnes Martin’s work means a lot to me, and I finally feel like her work has filtered through me in this piece.