New cranescape

In July I started a new cranescape. As I started two thoughts were colliding in my head. The first thought was to start a new companion piece for my first four crane pieces which all have yellow cranes. The second thought was to create a cranescape with white cranes. There are 3 white cranes working everyday a few blocks from my home.

White construction cranes on Kirby drive. 

White construction cranes on Kirby drive. 

Below are the notes I made as the piece progressed.

This piece will be 50" X 72". I like my Stonehenge to be really alive so I collage building shapes of Stonehenge to it. I tear all the shapes to help build the energy of the piece and bring life to the paper. 

Collaging the paper with more paper before I start drawing. I am using two different colors of white. 

Collaging the paper with more paper before I start drawing. I am using two different colors of white. 

Close up of collage  

Close up of collage  

 The basic structure of this piece is the same as my first four. A large mass of buildings on the left, three structures in the distance top right, with a few structures below. 

Starting with chunk charcoal

Starting with chunk charcoal

Water and ink

Water and ink

Starting to add color

Starting to add color

Adding some atmosphere

Adding some atmosphere

The paper is dripping wet so I will let it dry out for awhile. I have little patience for  waiting. 😕

I am very messy. I really need a table and a lot of plastic.  

I am very messy. I really need a table and a lot of plastic.  

It needs depth-  

It needs depth-  

I am not happy with the direction this has gone. I want to take it back to just black ink and charcoal.  

I am not happy with the direction this has gone. I want to take it back to just black ink and charcoal.  

Adding more charcoal chunk and then more gesso, more black ink, more charcoal powder and more gesso.   

Adding more charcoal chunk and then more gesso, more black ink, more charcoal powder and more gesso. 

 


 

 

I misplaced a photo between the last photo and the next. Sorry for the jump. 

Then I saw it right there on my Stonehenge  paper -  the construction site as in my first drawings  but the cranes were white and barely visible as when day breaks.

  Cranes at first light 50" X 72"  ink, gesso, charcoal and collage.  

  Cranes at first light

50" X 72" 

ink, gesso, charcoal and collage.  

This will make a great lenticular with one of the other pieces.