M A R G A R E T ellen T U R N E R: Painting Now
After my Ruby Gap trip, back in the studio, and drawing continues to
obsess.
I want to draw large
and bold.
I work on several pieces
that are 2 x 1.5 metres AND it is wonderful working large...
AND
I get tired climbing up and
down on the stool.


<<< RockStudy, 2014 >>>>
2m x 1.4m Black Posca
Fabriano Academia Paper

vast/fierce, 2014.
2m x 1.5m Black Posca
Fabriano Academia Paper
Mars 1, 2014 1.4 x 1m
Black Posca and wash
Fabriano Academia Paper.
Mars 2, 2014 1.4 x 1m
Black Posca and wash
Fabriano Academia Paper.
Mars 3, 2014 1.4 x 1m
Black Posca and wash
Fabriano Academia Paper.
MARS
Still within the Ruby Gap experience, I think Mars and head off to imagine the Mars landscape. And, I settle for drawing on paper that is half the size. More managable physcially and large enough.

THEN
comes the blackness - a surface of black Posca marker, which creates a rough and luscious matte surface.
Then the search for the right mark to make on the surface. I try a builders straightline chalk marker - the result is fabulous, tender as a contrast to the brute black, but it is too fragile to stand up to handling.
    After a number of trials I settle for a line made with coloured pencil, which is similarly tender.
Drawing Space, 2015. 1.4m x 1m Black Posca & coloured pencil Fabriano Academia Watercolour Paper. Finalist for 2015 Muswellbrook Art Pr; Mad Rush 2016. 1.4m x 1m Black Posca & coloured pencil Fabriano Academia Watercolour Paper.

Imagining a Post-Melt Sublime 2016 1.4m x 1m Black Posca & coloured pencil
Fabriano Academia Watercolour Paper.