Category Archives: Colour Drawings

Life Drawing and Small Works

Girl, reclining Girl, lyingThe life drawing group, organised by fellow artist Peter Fekete, is getting more lively, though new artists are always welcome to come: here are two new recent pieces of mine. The model was particularly pleased with the one I completed on the right.

Recently I attended an exhibition of EgyedEgyed László, at the Örkény Bookshop gallery on St István Körüt: his work is that of a real master. The exhibition venue was very well attended. Most of the pieces were drawn in subtle shades, though others were created using more pronounced outlines and others still were almost minimalist in places:

egyedworksEarlier on, the host of the life drawing class, Peter Fekete, put on a retrospective show for his late brother, Andrew Fekete, at a private venue, at the  Berekei Art Studio, 17 Andrassy Utca.  The work is described as being lyrically expressionist, borrowing from the themes of alchemy and Jung – the alchemy theme is certainly something that has interested me for the pőurposes of my own work. Here is a photo of Peter with the main organiser and the gallery owner behind him. The venue was beautifully lit and exceedingly fine wine was served fot the occasion. The work was rather mixed: the later works consisted of thick landscape daubs, whilst his earlier pieces, which I preferred, showed great intricacy in design. Peter talked about the work expressing the sense of alienation of growing up as an alien in London. Being a stranger in a strange land really can be fraying on delicate souls but there are plenty of ways in which it is easy enoughto end up feeling alienated to my mind.

Recently, for example, I encountered a small venue in the city that catered for Outsider Artists at the so-called Tárt kapu galéria – the art brut exhibition in this case, belonging to a group of individuals suffering from autism.  artbrutThis of course means that the artists cannot very well speak for themselves, with all the potential for such individuals being marginalised and therefore possibly patronised as a given – all the same, it was good to know the venue exists.

There is in any case still the chance that the life drawing group will be able to have a group exhibition at some point in the near future, depending on how well this can firt in with various commitments and timetables.

Finally here are some new pieces I have also put up here, belonging to my newer series of mixed-media works on paper:

Light and Gold Cave Light on sand and ocean surfaceMany of these have been completed at Gozsdu Court, as part of the Montmartre show, organised by the Ferdinand Gallery.

I am not sure how far that is running into the winter but for the time being, that does appear, still to be ongoing.

New Experiments in Pattern and Colour

Recently I have been returning to the very first media in which I worked – that of patternistic colour drawings in pen and ink. There drawings are created with Caran d’Ache colour pencils – occasionally with Derwent colour pencils too – covering a whole A4 surface of paper with contrasting and complementing shapes and patterns.

The imagery mainly comes pretty well automatically- but compositions such as the one featured here are experiments in colour too. Red Sickle ChaosThe earlier ones I have posted here, such as this more recent one, titled Red Scythes, was created against a warm beige background, so that the red scythes were given more emphasis.

In this newst one, however, I worked against a grey background and the red shapes here are subsequently far more subdued, whilst the blue and their opposite numbers on the spectrum, the primrose yellow patterns, stand out far more dramatically.

Purple Paisley on GreySoon I hope to have more compositions like these to post – in the meantime, there are more to see on my page here for colour drawings.