Sunday, 25 August 2013

Yes, Mr Klimt!

         Grove Hill, Sunday Afternoon. Fineliner 148 x 210 mm 

For all his patterns, shapes and an inordinate amount of gilt, he was right about this. "Art is a line around your thoughts" Some may argue that he means art in whatever form one chooses but I would argue that when he says 'line' he means line. Not colour, mass or shape but line. Why? Because line has an edge, line gives form, and line defines.  

Saturday, 17 August 2013

It's what the moon does

              Punta Sal line study. pencil 105 x 148 mm 

          Punta Sal watercolour & pencil study. 150 x 300 mm 

            Punta Sal early morning. Pencil 148 x 210 mm 

... make waves that is, and in the South Pacific, it does it very well. As I was having a beach holiday, I needed to do some work.  The longer we stand there observing and committing to paper, the better our thoughts and feelings will look. You just have to go with the flow.