Drawing and photography are central to my practice. Both make pressing - if sometimes fictitious - claims to the capture of lost moments.


Not Japan

Hmmm. I went out with my two Pentel aquabrushes (a brilliant invention), one filled (messily) with a glug of Indian ink, the other with a wash of brown ink. I wanted to capture the big trees that frame the entrance to the enormous meadows where I walk Kato-dog every day, and where the light and sky and landscape change with the seasons. The drawing looks like I hopped over to Japan for the day, but the process might be too messy for me to turn into a habit.
Indian ink and wash in Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook.


Ea Ejersbo said...

I like how expressive the brush is, but I guess you need the right paper to take all that moisture with ease.

Ruth Rosengarten said...

That's right. Definitely won't do in a regular Moley, so lovely for dry drawing... I'm going to try again some time... the "expressiveness" is in a sense the brush and ink going their own way, ie I'm not skilled enough to draw in details, but I think the medium calls for general sweep rather than closeness. :)