Inspired by pirates (cornwall connection) I have been thinking about flags and in connection to folk I have looked at the quilts of Gee’s Bend. This drawing is inspired by a quilt maker: Loretta Pettway who used cottons and used mens clothing to make this particular quilt in 1960.
Another idea behind the project is to take a holiday from your usual drawing style. I have a love of throwing the paint about and questioning the murpose of tools a bit. So, For this drawing I am taking direct influence from something that already exists (and seems pretty special already) and painting out in the way designs were created before computer design took over.
I am painting this out in Gouache, so far I am about two hours in as I have pre prepared all the colours. At the moment I am unsure how long it will take but suspect it will be the 4 hour drawing. Time will tell but here is the 1st stage. It is being painted onto stretched cartridge paper.