Wok – a few sketches – and some Computer problems.

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#0817 Wok
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Everyday objects are on my mind, and I did this wok recently. I’m in the mood for doing more everyday sketches, however my hard disk crashed and the computer is in for repair. I tried a small pad plugged into my old Dell, but I can’t do this on one of those pads. It worked fine, and even the cheap generic pad was pressure sensitive, but it just did not feel right. What I would like is one of these!

The first of these woks looked like it had a lid, I wanted to find a way of showing its hollowness. I think it happens more as I persevere, and it is through looking!

The rest follow:

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Eight Abstracts from Thousand Sketches for sale on Art Bash

Eight selected abstracts from the “Thousand Sketches” are currently for sale on Art Bash, a New Zealand online Gallery and art site.

The selection is not so much a representation as a group that highlights my abstract explorations. It is good for me to see this small pool highlighted in this way. The editions of 25 are all in pigment ink on heavy Hahnemuhle Paper, 13 x 19 inches. They are currently available only through Art Bash (they will be briefly available at the exhibition that is coming up as well).

Have a look at the selection.

Black White Blue

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This is still part of the repeat process in the previous two images. My mother in law Marg, a landscape Gardiner, looked out at a row of cherry blossom trees in full bloom in Hagley Park, each tree had a dark tree as a back drop. She said, thy have followed a principle here I always recommend: “When you are onto a good thing, repeat, repeat repeat.”

That gave me permission in a way to repeat older ideas and of course there is repetition within these images as well.

Some ideas of making this one physical follow:

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