Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Island of Mystery

Another silverpoint on blue ground:

The Island of Mystery, 2009, silverpoint on blue gessoed card, 11" x 8.5". Highlighted with white pencil.

Done at about 9pm in my studio under a spotlight -- I could barely see the image; the silverpoint on the blue ground tended to disappear. I'm surprised it came out reasonably well. I wanted to do an image that was not just a drawing of a head -- I've been doing those fairly obsessively lately. Reminds me of all those Symbolist paintings from the late 1900s & early twentieth century.

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