I normally regard my sketches as roughs and not really as finished work. I have always used watercolour and watercolour pencil with biro - yes horror of horrors - biro -to make on the spot sketches. I KNOW THERE ARE RULES ABOUT WATERCOLOUR AND INK - and for good reason you should use proper drawing ink because biro is not fade resistant. BUT I am a fool. I like immediacy and scribbling and flow.
If the resulting drawings are framed and kept out of direct light they last for years.
I usually translate these sketches into plaster - but they do have an immediacy which I like.
Someone commented at my last exhibition in Sept that my style is very 1920's - 30's . I was not fully conscious of this but I am inspired by the art produced in Britain around that time. I place them here as work in their own right.
|Rosebay Willow Herb above Newport|
|Sunset from Carn Ingli|
|Sentinels Nant y Rhydyn|
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Paul - in all sincerity