Monday, May 6, 2013

Works on Paper


 Silent Night 1, graphite on paper, 6 x 6 inches, © 2013 Diane McGregor


I have been creating small graphite drawings in preparation for an exhibition in August a Space Gallery in Denver.  I have always enjoyed drawing, and these graphite works on paper are just as meditative as my oil paintings. The process really is the same: slowly fill in each grid element, one at a time, from upper left to lower right.  Using just the pencil on the paper, the silence of the moment and the concentration that goes into each element of the grid, I approach the process as one would a spiritual practice.  Music is also an inspiration for this work -- as I draw, I listen to minimalist compositions by Robert Rich and William Basinski.
 

Trance 3, graphite on paper, 6 x 6 inches, © 2013 Diane McGregor



7 comments:

sukipoet said...

haunting and ghostly images. i suppose working from top to bottom means your hands doesnt smudge the graphite.

Diane McGregor said...

Thank you, Suki. Actually, I use a clean white sheet of paper to cover the drawing as I work, so it doesn't smear. The drawings are so delicate. Thanks for reading and commenting!

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

I imagine the process to be meditative and calming. Beautiful work, Diane.

Diane McGregor said...

Thank you, Stephanie. I hadn't decided to work on paper until a curator invited me to exhibit and asked if I would consider creating some paper pieces. I love drawing with graphite, and I'm enjoying these drawings very much!

Mark Kielkucki said...

Love the work

Diane McGregor said...

Thank you so much, Mark!

jsmn said...

Nice work