Sunday, 16 February 2014

Thinking of warmer days...

I recently completed this little etching, taken from a sketch made last summer. While we're all managing the persistent rain at the moment its been lovely to look back through my sketchbooks at summer pages and enjoy making work from warmer days.

'Aug 14th'

The memories of making this sketch remain strong. Aug 14th was a balmy evening in Gloucestershire, we sat on a quiet path, eating a picnic. There was a buzz of insects in the background and the long grass was tickly. The dog got covered in grass seeds. Nobody else walked past; we had the place to ourselves.

Photographs rarely bring back such clear memories for me. Snapping a photo is such a quick process, the sketch is a much longer, more considered process of looking.

1 comment:

Charlton Stitcher said...

A lovely delicate piece of work. I especially like the graphic quality in the middle distance.
Your naming of each piece by its date is a great idea. I can hear the insects buzzing and see the light just by knowing the time of year.