Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sketchbook website

"It takes me a long time to fill up a sketchbook, but when I do it’s so satisfying. They are my diaries, and when I look at old pages I can remember exactly what I was doing and feeling, even though there is no extensive writing."

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A work in progress

Flower piece
This is a work in progress, charcoal on cartridge paper, 18 x 24". I'd like to take it to a good state of finish which I haven't done very often  with charcoal (and have so far resisted the urge to switch to paint). The flowers are frangipani and plumbago. Lots of measuring here, and checking in a mirror. An earlier version actually looked better, hope to be able to get beyond that as the drawing progresses. (Now I'm committed, why did I do that?)