This is a momentous decision considering my ‘loyalty’ to coloured pencils (22 years). But it’s time for a change and a change it will be!
I don’t intend to stop working with coloured pencils, but I want to explore other ways of expressing my art.
One of them is displayed today on this post, a freehand pen drawing that has ‘coloured’ via my computer. This will be available as a print, but is also the inspiration for my first major painting for many years.
It’s about a bushfire, not just any bushfire, but more importantly the fires that devastated my home state of Tasmania in February, 1967. I know, as I was there.
A substantial artist’s statement will follow in due course.
I am attempting to ‘marry’ my drawing style with oils and I’ll be painting from today’s digital drawing.
This should be interesting.