Tag Archives: Drawing

Drawing-in the Withdrawn – Drawing in Meta-Meaning Mode


“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger than reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Fan


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Visual Journal 2 – Taking a Line for a (Poetic) Walk


Well, from the start I haven’t been able to keep up a daily visual journal. To be honest, I didn’t believe I would be able to achieve that. Something with a thousand different names, from Life to …  seeks to … Continue reading

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Visual Journal


For some time I’ve thought I ought to be making a daily visual journal to replenish my well of images (image wells drain away very quickly, need constant refilling) and decided yesterday to begin. I’ll post a day behind, to … Continue reading

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A Drawing and On Drawing


I began this drawing earlier in the year – before breaking my shoulder. I haven’t done much of this kind of drawing – in situ, in front of a subject, with just a pencil and a piece of paper, and for a long time. I am out of practice. Clearly, by all the alterations. But you have to get it right, no matter what it takes. Or how long. This took about 4 hours over 2 days. It’s of a group of plants on a pedestal table with a round metal top, in our garden. Continue reading

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Artist Review: Daevid Mendivil


I was recently commissioned (wearing my freelance writing hat) to write a review of the work of the young New York City based multi-disciplined artist Daevid Mendivil.  His disciplines include dance, painting, photography, film & design. As a dancer, Daevid Mendivil … Continue reading

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More on iPad Apps for Artists


Since posting my iPad drawing (The Old Brass Kettle) – created using Sketchbook Pro – I’ve been trying out other iPad apps for artists, specifically, My Brushes and Brushes.
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The Old Brass Kettle


The kettle turned up in my family in about 1960, fetched home by my brother. At the tender age of 7 he was already the scavenger by nature that was to become his profession late in his relatively short life (he died of Motor Neurone Disease in 1996). He’d rescued the kettle from the harbour at Seaton Sluice at low tide. Continue reading

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