With the September deadline fast approaching and with my renewed dedication to all things creative, I finally got the first idea down. Summer, with its sunshine filled days and more relaxed feel was of course my first choice. I'm blessed to live close to the banks of Lake Erie and the I never get over the wonder of the Great Lake. With that in mind, I wanted to capture that feeling of lazing on the beach with also working on my new subject women.
|Composition and Angles changes|
So I started out with an image inspired by the work of Mabel Hewit who worked in these amazing modern woodcuts. Ever since seeing her exhibited at the Cleveland Art Museum, I thought her representational style would translate to fabric beautifully.
I started with images morphed from Hewit's "Sun Bathing". I then took a couple of days sketching and resketching the Bathing Beauties changing the composition and the curves - making them more pleasing. During this whole process, my mind was still working on which direction I wanted to take this piece.
I think I've figured out a line of action. . . . but I'll leave that for another post.