Monday, 28 July 2014

In with the old

Elizabeth Tower, Ink and watercolour 210 x 149 mm

Ridiculously hot on Saturday afternoon but I'd started so I finished. I thought I'd continue with indian ink and a dip pen. Indian ink because it wont bleed with a wash, and a dip pen because of its variations in line. I went to a seminar once where Tony Ross was speaking, and he buys old used nibs from junk shops. I have a couple that were previously owned, and having formed their own characteristics, they add their personal history to my drawing.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

More is less

Portobello Road. Pencil and watercolour 210 x 149 mm

This drawing was a bit of a breakthrough, believe it or not. Not because I want to do all my work like this but that once you have said what you want to say; shut up. Or as Ecclesiastes 6 : 11 puts it, "The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?"