Here are some secondary source drawings I made using my primary source sketches from the Glyptoteket Gallery in Copenhagen. I really like the use of different colours to represent tones, and the pattern i’ve created with the pen strokes. I like the diagonal lines, and I think the pattern would add a really interesting texture to a painting if it were to be embroidered over the top or underneath the paint.
Took a short trip to Copenhagen to visit a few of the galleries it had to offer – I was not disappointed! The Glyptoteket was by far my favourite, I think I spent about 3 hours in there altogether. In that time I managed to get a few drawings done of the many statues in there, which sparked off further ideas for my project.
The trip was very successful, it has given me inspiration and has introduced me to an artist I had not heard of – Auguste Rodin.
There was a special exhibit on at the SMK National Gallery Of Denmark, showing plenty of his drawings (despite him being known primarily for his sculptures). These drawings were of couples or of women in provocative poses – very fitting for my project.
The texture within his drawings/paintings reminded me of the texture found in silk materials, with watercolours used on them.
Here is an example of his work, depicting a woman in her underwear.
Finally, I got to see my biggest inspiration in exhibition! Andrew Salgado is the reason I started painting portraits, and seeing this selection of work has definitely inspired me further. His use of colour, shapes and textures creates multiple layers to his work, and with the use of colour, he is able to influence the emotion of the painting.
I have been thinking about different ways I could use this in my work. I’m already sewing into canvases, much like he does ; attaching different canvas parts and materials together. But I want to add shapes and brighter colours over the portraits.
Something to think about for when I start my next series of portraits !