Thursday, September 11, 2014

Of Cheap Materials

I was fooling around in a small 4 X 6 inch sketchbook, trying to get a handle on hatching (pens not ducklings). The paper was very light weight and did not take the watercolour all that well.  And yet, the results were surprisingly fresh and satisfying. I worked with intent but had nothing to lose on this cheap paper. I still have that crazy inhibition when I work with nice materials that I have to be better. I have to draw and paint more skilfully. But often that mind trap  sets me up for tighter work. So here is to cheap materials and uninhibited expression.

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