Yesterday evening some of us turned off the lights to mark Earth Hour. To briefly, symbolically, pay attention to the harm we are doing every day by the way we live on the planet. A feeble gesture no doubt. Can a drip, drip of small individual acts eventually add up to a system change? Probably not. But system change is what is needed and sooner than eventually…
Drawn during Earth Hour by candlelight.
Self-portrait – I thought I should make some use of the watercolour pad I bought a couple of months ago, so:
I considered cropping out the especially out-of-control yellow patch top left, but what the hey – ‘warts and all’.
Starting from a rather unsuccessful charcoal drawing of crumpled paper, added water soluble ink and a little bit of tinted pencil shading and some red watercolour and a thin wash background:
Boosting the image in a computer seemed to make it stronger, so I added more watercolour to try and get the same effect on paper:
Large scale (and a bit out of proportion) in Indian ink and ink wash again.
Indian ink – and then I came over all O’Keeffe and added colour …
… which was probably a mistake.
If politics =
red versus blue
left versus right
mutual interdependence versus individual freedom to choose
public goods versus private property rights,
is green more red than blue?
(rotating the left-right axis to draw expanding circles of concern)
(panning down across the circles and out again)
Card2Kendal is another post-flood fundraising event. This is my little contribution:
Today I sat on a beach and listened to the sea breathe
St Bees, Cumbria