Finished up yesterday’s picture, “un-titled”. The picture is riffing on u and n letterforms, making for a very witty title if I do say so myself. If I can’t crack myself up with my own project, then what, I ask you, is the point?
What I’m enjoying about this drawing is thinking about expression of tonality, how to balance light and dark, and taking decisions about contrast. Each area I draw feeds into the next, is a response to what surrounds it. I like this. It’s like game theory, so I find it quite amusing.
Also copied out a drawing by Paul Klee which I think is from The Novices of Sais by Novalis, but I’m having difficulty verifying this. He did draw several very similar cityscapes from the 20s and 30s.
This is Temples By The Water, 1927, by Klee
This direction is about crystalline structures, evolving of course from his fascination with the grid. The interesting thing about the transition from grid to the crystalline is that it is going from 2D to 3D and is a shift in representing three-dimensional objects as flat to how flat or elemental objects grow, expand or move in a three-dimensional way.