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Re:working drawings

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Betty Bowen (bbowen.ok.us)
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 10:02:04 -0500


Do any of you who have web pages include any preliminary or working sketches
of artworks shown?

I'm searching for sites that show the working / thinking process of making
art. The Cowboy Hall of Fame museum here in OKC has a good display of an
artist's working drawings and preliminary paintings for a large piece,
Oldenburg comes to mind, and the video of Picasso's paintings as they
develop in stop-action. The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa sometimes shows the
watercolor studies of Thomas Moran. Since these working drawings are most
often stored away in print/drawing rooms in museums, they aren't before the
public so often. Oldenburgs, but his are a little self-conscious, since he
sells the drawings also.
My own working drawings tend to be very tiny. Because I do woodcuts, I need
to see them in reverse, so I often do sketches on notepaper scraps on top of
an inkpad. That way I can see what it looks like. It's like
mini-printmaking.

Betty