My sketchbook has been working hard over the last couple of evenings, some of the sketches/ideas are just like the workings of my brain muddly, darting about and pretty dire..... so I made the decision to cull some of my more pertinent ideas into a digital sketchbook, so that I could see the wood for the trees.
In my humble opinion a good decision, as suddenly I can see a little more clearly what I would like to reveal, in my quest of understanding Mackes work and how to express my admiration in a little more detail. More importantly perhaps, how my own work could evolve. I decided that I also had to look at the Expressionists a little more closely, as the key figures of this movement helped him to develop his art.
If you click on the image hopefully it will enlarge for you.
I have now printed this page out and stuck it into my sketchbook.... I feel I wish to re-create a piece of work in textiles from these ideas.... So I wonder where this part of the journey will take me? Am I ready to start some textile work? ... or should I look at my source in even more detail? What key features should I develop from my initial imagery and thoughts? Lots of questions... no answers at the moment.