Artist REGI CANTWELL Online Studio

  • Walk the Line Wednesdays: Week 32

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 32:

     

    (WW sketches 32)

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 31

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 31:

    (WW sketches 31)

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 30

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 30:

    (WW sketches 30)

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 29

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 29:

    (WW sketches 29)

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 28

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 28:

    (WW sketches 28)

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  • Oh how I miss those Western Skies: Part 1

    Oh how I miss those Western Skies: Part 1
     
    So I'm just past the mid way point of the year long challenge (Walk the line Wednesdays) of posting a simple sketch, once a week, using 'line' only to communicate an image as quickly as possible. This was initiated in the spirit of examining Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk".
     
    That said, I decided to step out from the project for a moment and see what rules can bend & how far the theory
    can be pushed, I attempted a value study using all 10 value levels from White to Black, sadly it did not work. Too many competing values, when what was needed was the illusion of a complex value scale by their juxtaposition to one another in varying combinations, creating a richer depth of field overall, despite the softness of the end result, there can still be drama.
     
    I followed up with this 5x7" value study using only 5 levels and made 'no lines' at all. I just pushed graphite powder around the page, using a small brush and an assortment of erasers,  until the image took the shape, weight and tone I was seeking to represent those 'Western Skies', where you can see the thunderstorm coming at you for what seems like three days grace.
     
    So to the question. Without lines to take for a walk, how best to describe a dry graphite painting?
     
     
     
    "Western Sky 1"
    5x7" Graphite on Stonehenge
    PM me for more details = )

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 27

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 27:

    (WW sketches 27)

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 26

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 26:

    (WW sketches 26)

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 25

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 25:

     

    (WW sketches 25)

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: week 24

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 24:

    (WW sketches 24)

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