Thursday, 11 December 2008
Studying lines and squiggles
I've always liked the sort of squiggly lines you get with reflections of straight lines in water which has air movement across its surface.
I started the above drawing about two years ago after a visit to the Kew Gardens. I found some water which was obviously designed to pick up reflections from the glass house - which it did beautifully - and I was transfixed. It became almost meditative to watch how they changed with very slight changes in the airflow across the otherwise still water.
I tried to do a picture afterwards but couldn't get anywhere with it.
After nine days of watching eight other people talk about water and show me water I picked up my pencils yesterday and finished it. I'm calling it a study as I want do more and to try and improve it!
Maybe in pastels?