2020. Acrylic on textured canvas. 14 x 11 in.
I have a great deal to say about line. Line dominates much of my work. A lot of the works start with line. Some finish with line. And some of the works are nothing BUT line.
It took me a while to accept this piece as it was: nothing but a single line, and not such a fancy one at that. But after quite a while of it hanging around, I accepted that it was finished. It simply didn’t want anything else.
I drew with burnt sienna straight from the tube, a technique I’ve found to be alarmingly satisfying. So satisfying that I kind of dole it out, reluctant to indulge in it too often for fear it might lose its charm.
It was applied to a canvas that had been textured with Golden’s light modeling paste, leaving some places smooth and some bits of canvas exposed. I then rubbed on a thinned burnt sienna with a sponge.
And that’s the beginning of what I have to say about line.