These are little thumbnails I do as warmups before actual painting. I usually work from photos on my phone and the corresponding sketch is about the same size – usually in the 3-4″ range.
As some of my friends know I’m rather enamored with the idea of fences. They pop up in lots of my work – from physical sculptures, to drawings, to photographs. Sometimes they are metaphorical, sometimes they are just plain real.
I’ve been working on a large drawing for the Lost series which incorporates one of my favorites: chain link. I love the durability, the industrial aesthetic, and the airy perforations which all combine to say “you can see through, but you can’t get through.”
A snippet of the larger drawing which is going ever so slowly.
And a page from my sketchbook with a test run of the fencing: