Monday, 31 August 2009

Biblical scene


Pencil and charcoal

Friday, 28 August 2009

Kathe Kolkowitz


Charcoal drawing
A copy of Kathe Kolkowitz's self-portrait. Kathe Kollwitz's imagery is marked by poverty stricken, sickly women who are barely able to care for or nourish their children.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009



As with barns, I have drawn many dozens of bridges in pencil over the years. They, butterflies and trees are my favourite subjects. They have been the subject of many 'doodles' during meetings at work. I wonder what an art therapist would make of that.

Of these survivors at least one, the top one, and possibly the second, were drawn during Council committee meetings. Unusual though it may sound they did actually help me to pay attention to the proceedings. I doubt I ever went to a single meeting without doodling at least one butterfly somewhere on my papers.