Tag Archives: Pontocho

Daydream

Daydream – a pleasant fantasy or reverie. “Daydream” is my second drawing from a photograph I took in Pontocho, Kyoto in the spring of 2013.  The first drawing is “Promenade”, February 2016. I was persuaded to let Matthew (husband) keep … Continue reading

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Promenade

Art made with coloured pencils does not have to be sharply defined, precise and detail-filled. Pencils can create their own version of impressionism; loose and soft with boundaries spilling over, merging and melting into one another. As you, Honourable Viewer, are … Continue reading

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Encounter

For the past month I have been working on “Encounter”.  The drawing came out of a combination of two photos I had taken back in spring, 2013.  In this drawing I take reality and spin it into a slightly different … Continue reading

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Fascination

What was I doing when I found out about David Bowie’s death three days ago?  I was drawing this.  So when it came time to give the drawing a name, I wanted to use a title of one of Bowie’s songs. … Continue reading

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Transition

“Transition” is the second drawing (just finished) from a source photo I took back in 2013. It is the transition; the half-light, between day and evening.  As the natural light fades over Pontocho, so the artificial lights in that narrow lane pop on. … Continue reading

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Love Story

A stroll together down Pontocho lane at dusk as the lanterns and neon signs start popping on; this is a love story.  The drawing is small in size yet big in heart; a Kyoto dreamscape. Here is the paper I … Continue reading

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Smile, you’re on candid camera

When I go to Kyoto I spend an inordinate amount of time in the streets photographing maiko and geiko.  This post shows thirteen of my favourite ‘candid camera’ photos from my last trip in July 2014.  No doubt some drawings … Continue reading

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