Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Sunday, 27 April 2014
All in good time.
Friday, 14 March 2014
Friday, 24 January 2014
Back through the door, casting off layers, the feeling has returned to my fingers, I am greeted with a disarming question. Dad, why don't you just take photos and then do your work at home?
There is a word for thoughts which colour your actions and influence the choices we make without first passing the scrutiny of reason. Prejudice.
The question was sincere, so I answer. I like the way you see things change. The time it gives you to notice, things you might otherwise miss, the challenge and urgency of siezing them before they change again.
I would like to have added; And because the drawing is more than the image, it's the experience, of getting there, being there, feeling, thinking and seeing there. And I like that too.
When I was a child I would talk to the weather. Argue and compete with it. While mostly grown up now, and a little less quarrelsome, an element of this remains. Ok wind, we'll dispense with the detail.
Perhaps I am prejudiced. Who, after all, can claim to be in full possession of the facts about anything.
For people working towards verisimilitude, cameras are great. Another valuable tool in the painters kit. I suppose I'm just looking for something else.