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




08/05/2010

Comfort



Both are in watercolour, pencil and pencil crayon in Windsor and Newton sketchbook.

Usually I use watercolour as a quick wash rather than in the more traditional way as paint. I've been in the mood to give it a try, but I think I chose quite a hard subject! Anyhow, here are two attempts. I'm not sure why the scans have come out with a pinkish cast: tried to adjust in Photoshop but couldn't except at the expense of the teabags!

Finished this moleskine sketchbook (Moly 3)

07/05/2010

Medical

Brush markers in Windsor and Newton sketchbook

Pencil and pencil crayons in Moleskine sketchbook

Today (I.'s) had his picc line removed after the twelfth and last 48-hour session of chemo. Fingers crossed.

It's a mess

Pencil, pencil crayon and brush markers in big sketchbook.


06/05/2010

More quickies in a book




Brush markers and pencil crayon in old book (L'Anglais Simplifié)

There is nothing in my sketchbooks so far that shows any awareness of the outside world: my drawings are distinctly and purposefully non political. More about that another time perhaps! But it's been a weird old campaign, and we'll be watching all the interesting computer graphics on TV tonight as they start counting the votes. But don't watch this space for commentary!

There's a pile of old books in my studio that I've always known I'd use to scribble on, and yesterday I grabbed one before going into the garden.

Can't resist adding this photo I took today of the same bumble bee:

05/05/2010

Five minutes in the garden with a book

Brush markers and pencil crayon in old book (L'Anglais simplifié). 
No, not the savage destruction of old books. Recycling. In a rush today.

02/05/2010

British Museum

Pencil and pencil crayon in Moleskine sketchbook.

Pencil, pencil crayon and brush marker in Moleskine sketchbook.

Spent a long time at the exhibition of Italian Renaissance drawings feeling both humbled and exalted. I've included the sort of page that I usually leave out of the blog: lots of notes that I may never look at again, or that may serve as aide memoires if I write something about the show, though I did indulge in the catalogue too.