In a way, I feel like this series is an experiment in intuition. I am basically taking the external cues from my immediate environment - it could be music, or a movie, maybe conversation - and allowing them to influence the movement of my hand. I have always felt resistant toward planning my work. Making sketches and studies before diving into a new painting was never a compelling step. I suppose this is why I find these automatic and instinctual drawings so appealing.
These two pieces are from my automatic drawings series. I've got over 50 of them already - they are just flowing out of me! They are simple and self-contained and abstract and direct. All are 8" x 10" ink on gray paper. You can view all of my new drawings here: jennanewton.com