Van Gogh’s Drawings

Last night I visited Simone‘s studio, and she’s working on a series of paintings which involve depicting landscapes in a sort of hyper-detailed, surreal way … building up forms and textures with mark-making. She said it took her all day to draw two rocks. Definitely worth the time investment though; they are looking gorgeous.

They reminded me of Van Gogh’s drawings. So many different kinds of marks all in one image, each describing a different kind of surface: little dots, big dots, C-shapes, circles, cross-hatching, short lines, long lines, squiggly lines …

Even describing the atmosphere:

It almost reminds me of atoms, in a loose way. Each substance is made up of the repetition and accumulation of a specific, tiny, elemental unit.