First attempt at Kitchen talk for assignment – tutor suggested I had another go.
Kitchen talk – Part 2 – Second Assignment.
The viewpoint was the same as my first drawing.
However I altered the shape slightly and made the overall size smaller. I left out the semi-circular sweep. This time I put emphasis on the sink, the chairs, the curtains and the objects. The foreground figure was slightly different but I left it in because it led one’s eye towards the other figure.
However, having left this second attempt drawing and come back to it a day later I thought it still did not work because of the strong dark shape towards the centre of the composition. I tried variations, adding and subtracting some of the collage and removing the dark central shape until I alighted on a better composition. It now had more texture and abstract qualities but could still be read as a conversation in a kitchen.
This is my final try.
Research – Looked at Braque collages in which there is always a strong composition. For example: this piece has unity and focus through the use of subtle colour, line and tone. It ‘holds together’ as it were with everything seeming to be in the right place.