Thursday, 31 July 2008
Old Drawings #11
Pilgrim Street, Newcastle (Oil pastel on carpet lining paper, 13 x 15.5 ins)
Is it a drawing or a painting? Pastels, including oil pastels, fall into that indeterminate area, but for me, this is a drawing.
I guess I must have done this in 1994, because it was a preparatory sketch for a painting (you can still see some of the squaring-up) which I exhibited in the John Laing Art Competition that year. I won the Regional Prize with it, but I'm afraid I don't have a photo of the painting.