It is a few months off 4 years since I began this Thousand Sketches Project almost three years since I completed it in 2007. I have continued with less haste and perhaps less naive enthusiasm… ? in my Psyberspace Journal Category Art
While on the Thousand Sketches journey I visited Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey. “Keep Sketching” to find more of myself, was his advice. I think that is ongoing. I went into acrylics… but it is not possible for me while I have a life as a psychotherapist, work hard. It took a lot to give that a go for a while in 2008-9. Back to digital. And it is mostly abstract, circles & crosses, that is all that wants to be there. I do occasional flowers or mountains, but patterns. pattern and more shapes & textures will squeeze them right out.
There is one unifying simple thing: the hand. I like to use my scrawly writing, it is not what comes from my head, but from my hand. Scroll through the last few years of sketches and there is a lot of “hand” scribbling.
This is somewhat typical:
Another more recent, follows:
Thousand Sketches is a completed project. 1000 sketches – done.
Later … Friday, 1 May 2020
In this Moment is gone… integrated into Psyberspace — maintaining blogs has got expensive — Its down to this one and Psyberspace. A good thing really.
The links are broken but the images are in http://www.psyberspace.walterlogeman.com — Category Art.
Here is the image linked to here originally. It’s one I love, and was used for the NZAP conference. Challenge and Change
✔ July 2021
I just updated a post I did in October Added an picture I said I’d add of a Frank Stella painting.
Finished up simplifying my image while I was there. Of course the original is still there in the original post, but here is the tweaked one:
This image is available printed in a limited edition. It is available exclusively on Felt, a New Zealand Art & Craft website.
#1000 Departing Force
For the vertical to descend it departs as it returns.
So this is 1000. Thanks for your appreciation, encouragement involvement. So many people have cheered me on. Thank you!
I will continue to post here about the Thousand Sketches as the project continues to transform itself though I will not be adding sketches. You can stay in touch by subscribing to the feed for Thousand Sketches.
This image is now featured in the Walter Logeman: Gallery
Fittingly the last of the incantations is (I return) (with strength) So I thought of the first in the series. here is a return to that. It lacked the strength. I keep going.