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More Rummaging

1 Jul

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Here’s another offcut of gorgeous paper, a rejected collagraph on  heavyweight Bockingford paper. The original black and white print had a layer of white acrylic painted over the surface, then brushed with a walnut ink wash and finally some scribbles in a thin drawing pen. I dug the paper out when I had a rummage in my draws a few days ago and I’ve been doodling shapes at random, holding the thought of the series of drawings of Neolithic stone monuments that I’ve been doing over the past 4 months and drawing from my imagination. I am very tentative when I draw like this, I have little confidence unless I have a subject in front of me so it’s good to push myself out of my comfort zone.  I used Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens.

 

I have been travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams, 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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