Episode 3 A live performance & art in the shopping centre. Back in the studio, drawing & painting from the photos of our day of improvisations, I made some decisions about the work I was going to produce which changed the nature of the project.
Firstly, I decided to work in a very loose sketchy style to capture the immediacy of the poems and to give a sense of the action & excitement of the improvisations.
Also with Giotto’s frescos still in the back of my mind, I began to
Episode 2 Fun & Games & Dressing Up I had embarked on the project to make some pictures to illustrate Deirdre McGarry’s “Lonely Destiny” poems. I was getting ideas & inspiration by looking at the work of 14th Century Italian painter Giotto. I discovered that art historians think that Giotto may have been influenced by medieval mystery plays and other kinds of street theatre in working out his dramatic and lifelike paintings. This gave me the idea of treating my illustrations