Category Archives: artist anxiety

Guiding Lights

Electricity powers lights which, in turn, empower people to walk around (usually safely) after dark.  Rue Quincampoix, a medieval street in the Temple area of Paris, never looked like this in any time other than our own.  This long narrow … Continue reading

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Winter Light

Anxiety went into this drawing.  As I have written in past posts, some drawings just glide to the finish line with ease.  Not this one.  It was a real struggle. Colours were pushed and pulled, added to, subtracted, and modified … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

Notes from my art journal: 1st October 2015:  “Today I am lost in limbo.  I have all this new material [from a recent trip to Japan] but in my current state it seems old and ‘done’.  I’m tired and grumpy … Continue reading

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Spot the Difference

I have not used my new paper, Velin BFK Rives, very much yet.  After two drawings which succeeded, I fell off my horse (so to speak) with the one below. Though I may have sounded gung ho in my post … Continue reading

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The Only Thing I Ever Got From You Was Sorrow

It is ironic that the title for the above drawing was to be “Joy” for, to quote David Bowie, “The only thing I ever got from you was sorrow”.   I have done more to the colours since I took … Continue reading

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Let the Paper Experiment Begin!

It has been a confronting fortnight for me.  The drawing paper which I had been using exclusively since 2001 suddenly ran out.  I found out that my beloved Magnani Pescia was gone, gone, gone.  The Magnani paper mill in Italy … Continue reading

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Quality Control

Uh oh!  How did it come to this?   A couple of hours ago it had been intact. I had been completely happy with this drawing.  After I finished it I called it “Interplay” and filed it away.   My plan … Continue reading

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