Minimum

When reading, I can appreciate an author taking some liberties and playing around with language to enhance the readers understanding or enjoyment of a story. I can also appreciate when language is succinct.  There is a rhythmic and poetic quality to the writing of a great author whether they are verbose or concise.  My latest efforts drawing and painting have been focused on squeezing as much poetry as I can out of just a few lines.

Drawing by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey © 2015

I spent some time at the beach this week drawing the Golden Gate Bridge and some gestures.  When drawing from a real-life situation, it’s impossible to reproduce every detail.  I think the best anyone can do is to capture a sense of feeling.  The more I work at drawing and painting and the more I study the work of others, I’m convinced that I should focus my efforts on simplifying and letting go.  With these drawings and all of my recent work, I’m hoping to capture a sense of life with as few lines as possible.

Drawing by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey © 2015

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