Slowing downPosted: August 22, 2013
This summer has been filled with lots of sunny days, which means there’s a certain urgency when you paint to quickly capture the shifting shadows. Today’s clouds and rain felt like a bit of a relief. It was time to slow down and really look. And there is a different type of looking when you are drawing in tones instead of colour. A slower pattern of back and forth, of measuring one shape against another, of darks and lights, or horizontals and verticals. And a certain relaxed control that you have with a pencil that seems out of reach in watercolour because you are constantly teetering on the edge of disaster.