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28 Jun

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I have draws full of bits of gorgeous papers, leftover from print and drawing projects, little odd offcuts, recycled prints and drawings I wasn’t happy with and every so often I have a rummage and pull out some of these lovely bits to see what I can do with them. A few months ago I found 8 small pieces, cut from a failed collagraph experiment on a heavyweight Bockingford paper. The original print was heavily embossed in black and white so I put a layer of white acrylic over the surface and then brushed a walnut ink wash across in stripes and then did some random scribbles in a thin drawing pen. And then I put them away in one of my drawers until they emerged from a rummage a few days ago. I’ve been working on a series of drawings of Neolithic stone monuments across South Wales out in the field, literally, and the past few days, I’ve been redrawing thumbnails from my sketches. But today I grabbed some of my little bits of recycled paper and started to draw stone shapes from imagination with Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens and a 6B Graphite stick. I don’t often draw this way, I prefer to draw from life, but this is an interesting little development so I’ll stick with it for a while until I finish all 8 pieces of paper.


I have spent the past few months travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams, hunting the wild megalith, accompanied by my portable drawing board, portfolio of Fabriano paper and a bag full of assorted artist’s materials.  Dewi is researching his latest book on Neolithic monuments and Melvyn is making a documentary film of our literary and artistic adventures. We are following the legendary trail of the boar hunt, y Twrch Trwyth from the Mabinogion, recording the Bronze Age ancestral stones that those ancient hunters would have encountered.

If you want to see some of my other artworks, please click here.

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