and if you hear vague traces of skippin’ reels of rhyme

chez nous

I thought I’d try something different. I was watching TV and getting utterly sick of every single advert being a doom-and-darkness political attack ad (please, please can these elections be over? I can’t take it any more! This isn’t politics it is mass brain destruction, spending as much money as possible to make sure the voting public is completely diverted from any real issue). I took my mind off it with art. I regretted that I never went on a sketching outing with the magnificent artist Tia Boon Sim from Singapore up at the Portland Symposium, but everyone that did spoke afterwards about her paint-splashing techniques. Like I say, I didn’t get to learn it, but nonetheless I was inspired to splash paint onto my big watercolour pad, not thinking about what I’d do with it, but very therapeutic after all the nonsense on telly. When it dried, I sat on the couch and sketched the view of the kitchen, adding some more wash when done. This was a fun exercise.

4 thoughts on “and if you hear vague traces of skippin’ reels of rhyme

  1. Rowland Jones says:

    I like it! Think I might try and prepare some pages like this in my Moleskine so that when I come to draw something it will be a surprise and unrelated!

    Sketchcrawl looked like fun. I did one a few years ago wn Florence… was with a group of animation students… they were great fun and very talented …. but their creativity and energy left me feeling a bit over-awed . . . .

    • pete scully says:

      yes, i think i’ll do some more too, especially in places where there is a lot of life, like the market or the pub.

      sketchcrawl is a lot of fun, i like the ones down in san francisco, a lot of animators on that one, lots of creative energy. I might do a sketchcrawl where i just draw fire hydrants or gas pipes though.

  2. Rowland Jones says:

    I know what you mean: as you see, I tend to draw fairly small objects: shoes, glasses, spectacles, bottles, kitchen utensils….. so there’s little point in me being a place like Florence, and as you say ‘drawing Fire Hydrants… though even they’re a bit big for me :-) …..I have to admit, simply being there with other ‘sketchers’ felt good.

  3. deb rossi says:

    Thanks for your comment on my drawing where I used a ‘sort of’ Tia technique. This is closer to her true technique and I can see the power in it. You have re inspired me to be bolder. Great image! deb

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