On Sunday 26th October, we looked at collage as a direct and evocative medium to draw from the model with. Our aim was more the particularity of the model, Barrie, to try and find out what made him distinguishable.
First, (with Picasso’s collaged portrait work from the pages of his sketchbook in mind) we cut out light from a piece of brown paper, glued it onto white cartridge and then drew incisive lines with graphite pencil:
Then, tearing into black and white columns of newsprint, over a base of black paper, helped by Celia Paul’s figure etchings (Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection):
Lastly, the (comparative) freedom of colours and edges contained within broadsheet pages, given confidence to explore with fluency by the cumulative experience of the afternoon and Tom Phillips’ Minksy on the Rocks: