"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Work in progress

No completed work to post this week as I have been working on a number of pieces, none of which are finished yet. The two drawings above are roughs for a lino cut print, based on the Pen and Ink field drawing below. I've been experimenting with slightly different perspective points, trying to get a satisfying balance of black and white. In the second drawing, the barn appears slightly further back into the picture giving the illusion of greater depth, much closer in character to the original sketch.

Roadside Barn near Litton in Littondale. Pen and Ink. 148mm x 210m.

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