A Creative Block Project – Day 7

Following the interesting results of Day 5 where I used a very wet varnish bruh to drag the pigments across the page, I decided to try it again, only a little differently. This time I painted in the large spaces with pigment... less than usual and it started to dry fast. I had a feeling … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 7

Maelstrom On My Mind

Using a handmade marking brush: The handle is from cutting off of my lilac tree and jute twine, The brush is spectacular (IMO). I used small twigs from a shrub growing under the lilac tree. I had no idea if they would hold any ink to mark with, but they did. As I was making … Continue reading Maelstrom On My Mind

Deep In Thought Self-portrait

Using a handmade marking brush: The handle is a cutting from a maple tree with jute twine and some coloured threads. The brush is a piece of an old loofa sponge (sea cucumber). The one used for this drawing was cut and attached transversely to the handle, to give a broader stroke. The India ink … Continue reading Deep In Thought Self-portrait

A Tree For Judas

Using a handmade marking brush: the handle is made from bamboo and jute twine, with a few threads of coloured yarn. The brush is from cut-up strands of guitar chords. The India ink pooled onto the thicker cords and left drips on the paper, which the finer chords were able to move around. I saw … Continue reading A Tree For Judas

A Study Of A Foot In Motion

Using a handmade marking brush: made from a maple branch, jute twine, and dried dragon lily stems (the brush part). The brittle stems of the brush hairs become more subtle in the India-Ink and allow for more variation in line thickness and gesture. I wanted to give you the movement and found I was staring … Continue reading A Study Of A Foot In Motion

Neo-Apocalyptic Dust Mites #5

In my self-isolation due to Covid-19, the house has been cleaned and re-cleaned to a point of sterilization. Between cleanings, I’ve been reading, wasting time on social media, and making artworks. I discovered some abstract outlines in an old sketchbook and pulled out some bottles of acrylic inks I wanted to use before they dried … Continue reading Neo-Apocalyptic Dust Mites #5

Neo-Apocalyptic Dust Mites #4

In my self-isolation due to Covid-19, the house has been cleaned and re-cleaned to a point of sterilization. Between cleanings, I’ve been reading, wasting time on social media, and making artworks. I discovered some abstract outlines in an old sketchbook and pulled out some bottles of acrylic inks I wanted to use before they dried … Continue reading Neo-Apocalyptic Dust Mites #4

Neo-Apocalyptic Dust Mites #3

In my self-isolation due to Covid-19, the house has been cleaned and re-cleaned to a point of sterilization. Between cleanings, I’ve been reading, wasting time on social media, and making artworks. I discovered some abstract outlines in an old sketchbook and pulled out some bottles of acrylic inks I wanted to use before they dried … Continue reading Neo-Apocalyptic Dust Mites #3

Neo-Apocalyptic Dust Mites #2

In my self-isolation due to Covid-19, the house has been cleaned and re-cleaned to a point of sterilization. Between cleanings, I’ve been reading, wasting time on social media, and making artworks. I discovered some abstract outlines in an old sketchbook and pulled out some bottles of acrylic inks I wanted to use before they dried … Continue reading Neo-Apocalyptic Dust Mites #2

Neo-Apocalyptic Dust Mites #1

In my self-isolation due to Covid-19, the house has been cleaned and re-cleaned to a point of sterilization. Between cleanings, I’ve been reading, wasting time on social media, and making artworks. I discovered some abstract outlines in an old sketchbook and pulled out some bottles of acrylic inks I wanted to use before they dried … Continue reading Neo-Apocalyptic Dust Mites #1