along with Carl, often drove to locations where she could make
quick idea sketches and rough memory jottings, which she would
later use in her studio as inspiration for her paintings. In fact,
if you look closely you will find that many of the underlying
sketches were later developed further and brought together to
form finished paintings!
The sub-pages show a fraction of some of Garé's initial and very raw sketches, and they are all presented totally unedited. This means that most of them are filled with smears and erasures. The quality of the sketches are also depending on other factors; Garé used different types of drawing paper, cardboard, and tissue, as well as a variety of drawing materials such as soft and hard pencils as well as crayons and the occasional ballpoint pens. Furthermore, she often sketched her motifs very tiny (down to the size of a postage stamp!) as fillers between the 'real' sketches, all of which makes it extremely difficult to reproduce them in a usable fashion. And if this is not enough, time itself has left its traces in the form of deterioration of both paper and pencil strokes.
Therefore the overall technical quality of the sketches are invariably extremely diverse, but the important thing has been to try to convey some understanding on how Garé perceived her potential motifs and perhaps some of her underlying thoughts.
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