This Blog is about Verena Baumann's drawings and illustrations.
Now we have number five in a series featuring a woman sketching herself in a mirror. This culminating (as of today) portrait seems to be Verena on a new level. The lines are so alive as independent beings, each living its own life while by magical coincidence depicting with the greatest of ease and accuracy the reality of a woman lost in her thoughts. In short, their liveliness is also an image. The shadings of the skin tones... the face and the foot... add greatly to the validity of what we are seeing and at the same time give our eye the great joy of experiencing a smooth, warm surface in contrast with the heavier, more defined lines. The face is so affecting that it is difficult to stop looking at it once one has entered her world. The whole effect of the figure surrounded with an auroral of smudges and abstract floating figures takes this entire sketch onto a sublime level.
Thank you Nathaniel for writing such a beautiful comment
I love these drawings. They have a freedom to them, and give the feeling that they were done easily. But this doesn't in any way make the seem simple, but rather like I'm trying to keep up with a mind of an artist well beyond my abilities.