Saturday, October 13, 2007
Here are a few pages I made in my sketchbooks today and yesterday.
I started by sketching the clock on my lounge sideboard then took the sketch into the studio to play with some design elements.
While in the studio I phoned my friend Joan, who has just returned from five fantastic weeks in Africa. We chatted for over two hours and as we did my eyes fell upon an open book I have of Rembrandt's works. I started to doodle with a little acrylic and produced a version of 'Hendrickje Bathing in a River'.
Looking over these two sketches this evening I decided that I had TIME and something from a PAST master, to complete this trilogy I needed something NOW, so I set about a quick self portrait from life with waterproof black ink, adding streaks of acrylic and white hybrid gel pen for an extra modern feel afterwards.