Currently, I'm sorting out figure drawings from Yosemite black and white drawings.
Hopefully I can make a small book of each.Narcissistic,
I know. But that is one of my goals before stroking out.
I'm surprised at how expensive even publishing your own work can be on Amazon. Thankful that the opportunity exists for self publishing because I most likely don't have the energy to find a publisher. 30 black and white charcoal drawings of Yosemite from a unknown artist doesn't seem marketable.
The tree drawings ad other Yosemite views hopefully are strong. We'll see if and when I self publish them.The trees and their branches twining and intertwining are so interesting to me.Don't know why--but they seems to echo a concern of my figure painting. At least some of them.My current problem is I don't have anymore room for large painting. A tough shed filled and a room in our house filled. In the tree drawings, the play of light and dark, the fun of discovering new marks that can carry meaning(not necessarily about the trees) , the invention of scrapes and buffs and erasures that seems to carry energy on the surfaces,(truck,as well as paper surface)--all interesting formal aspects of the drawings.The physical activity of making these marks seems to be something I need to do in the process of creating these drawings. Again , why i don't know.--but don't want any cheap psychoanalyzing done to explain them