Drawing: Oct 2017 – Jan 2018

After many years painting it was about time I learned to draw. Pencil lines on paper never appealed, partly I suppose because I had never had any lessons or apprecation ,even at school, or 50 years later, at Chelsea and Wimbledon Art Schools, and partly because most drawing, except by masters like Da Vinci and Durer, bored me.

I have only recently had a light bulb moment inspired by my tutor at Putney School of Art and Design, viz, that drawing was almost anything 2D , that was not painting, and that any medium on any ground was a legitimate way to approach the challenge.

In anticipation of my eventual desire to create abstractions, I have leaned heavily on the discipline of representation as a first step, where possible adding an abstract flavour.

The works that follow are a sample of my efforts.

I climbed this glacier in Iceland: Mixed dry media on board

I climbed this glacier in Iceland: Mixed dry media on board

Glacial ending, covered in black volcanic ash, Iceland. Mixed dry media on paper

Glacial ending, covered in black volcanic ash, Iceland. Mixed dry media on paper

Torres del Paine, Andes, southern Chile. Mixed dry media and raindrops on paper

Torres del Paine, Andes, southern Chile. Mixed dry media and raindrops on paper

Planes, gliders, engines: Science Museum. Ink, crayon, collage on paper

Planes, gliders, engines: Science Museum. Ink, crayon, collage on paper

Planes: Peter Lanyon and Science Museum......mixed media and collage on paper

Planes: Peter Lanyon and Science Museum......mixed media and collage on paper

Vase: Modern Ceramic Dept. Victoria and Albert Museum. Mixed dry media on board.

Vase: Modern Ceramic Dept. Victoria and Albert Museum. Mixed dry media on board.

Abstract: Modern Ceramics, Victoria and albert Museum. Pastel and chalk on hardboard.

Abstract: Modern Ceramics, Victoria and albert Museum. Pastel and chalk on hardboard.

Vase: Modern Ceramic Dept. Victoria and Albert Museum. Mixed media on rubber roofing insulation material mounted on board

Vase: Modern Ceramic Dept. Victoria and Albert Museum. Mixed media on rubber roofing insulation material mounted on board

Studio Still life: mixed media on paper

Studio Still life: mixed media on paper

Studio Still Life: mixed media and collage on various papers

Studio Still Life: mixed media and collage on various papers

Abstract: My studio table. Oil, acrylic and pastel.

Abstract: My studio table. Oil, acrylic and pastel.