Dainty Blue

In August, my grandmother gifted me an exquisite set of tea cups and I have now just finished a rendition of one to give to her as a thank you card.

Drawing remains for me, an activity loaded with conflicting mind states: apprehension, contentment, concentration, judgement, excitement, disappointment, dislike… could this be the year where I turn that all off and just draw?!

For the sake of my students and my career in the visual arts, I think this would be a place worth moving towards.

2016: to a year of building concentration, perseverance and full time contentment in the process of creating.

Dainty Bue pc Wanhill16
Drawing. Pencil crayon on Strathmore print paper. 10 x 10 cm.

 

The beginning of sky drawing

It has been ages since I’ve sat down consecutively, thoughtfully and drawn. One can see in the results of the images here that skills are uncertain and drawing is about learning to draw again. I now think that’s fine – to continue to pick something up that makes one feel familiar and grounded. It’s been a pleasure and challenge to work at drawing these and a theme I think I can continue working at for awhile longer. Presently, my goal is reacquainting myself with the pleasure of process over perfection of form.

sky1draw
Drawing. Pencil crayon, Gamsol and pencil on bristle. 5″ x 5″   B. Wanhill 2014
sky2draw
Drawing. Pencil crayon and Gamsol on bristle. 5″ x 5″   B. Wanhill 2014
sky3draw
Drawing. Pencil crayon, Gamsol and pencil on bristle. 5″ x 5″   B. Wanhill 2014