We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Behind every door ...

The next exercise in my Line & Wash art course was about using line to show distance. This time I chose a reference photo of an abandoned house that looks like it is in the middle of nowhere. The windows are boarded up - wonder what is inside?

This time I used dip pens with diluted acrylic ink, fine line pens and a brush pen.

I think I'm getting a bit better at my watercolour washes ...

I found this poem by Dennis Go -

Abandoned buildings
Made to undress
In the wilderness
See forth a cue.

Another requiem
Passes through their walls
Stripped by dust.

Wandering spirits
Roam and stutter
Around echoing voices
Left by souls
Residing somewhere
In structures
Time forgotten
Years and years ago. 

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful. I like how the tree looks nearly as old as the house. It's a wonderful line drawing and beautifully colored with those watercolor washes, too.