Friday, 6 August 2010
Nest Forms (etching, 12.5 x 21 cms)
Another week without painting. In a spirit of a glass half full, let's call it a period of retrenchment and reconsideration, rather than a block.
Some time ago I made myself a promise to have framed a small collection of prints I made at University. The actual framing has taken much longer than anticipated, but yesterday I collected them from Gallagher & Turner, the framers who've framed almost all of my work since I began to get serious about it.
This etching has always been a favourite of mine. It shows the influence of Graham Sutherland, I think, which is unsurprising given that I was about to write my dissertation on his Pembrokeshire landscapes. It was based on some drawings I did in what was then the Hancock Museum but which has now become part of the Great North Museum:.
Here's a relevant page from my sketchbook;
Bird objects (Rotring Art Pen in A4 sketchbook)