Yesterday I finished the drawing “Quiet” which I have been working on for three weeks.
I took eight photos of the drawing from start to finish so that I could make a work-in-progress page. See it here. I explain some of my techniques after showing the progression of the drawing.
In this drawing I have returned once again to the fork in the road between rue de Seine and rue de l’Echaudé in Saint Germain des Prés. This view mesmerizes me and I have drawn several different versions of it in the last few months.
It is a reflective work; the street reflects the lamps while the plate glass window of Galerie L. de Puybaudet reflects the gallery lights across the road. The reflection in the window makes a composition within a composition.
There are some funny little details within this work. A pair of eyes has been put onto the left stop sign. Under that, on the sign, between the letters S, A and U (of SAUF) are a pair of glasses and on that same sign is a camera. On the furthest right wall there is another pair of glasses.
I think these small pieces of street art are reminding us to observe our surroundings. Of course, observation becomes more acute when we are quiet.
At peace in Paris on a Sunday before dawn…
This drawing was awarded an Honorable Mention in Fall Artspectations 2013, an art award run by Colored Pencil Society of America. The website is http://www.cpsa.org/artspectations-fall-2013-award-winners
Related post: Quiet is my previous post on this drawing
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