These are photographs I took when we visited Honfleur in Normandy. The reflections in the port will be a starting point for many large drawings I think. I am feeling rather impatient to get on with these but soon I will have a couple of weeks whilst Steve is away doing an Emergency locum in Emerald. I miss him dreadfully when he is away, but really enjoy having my own head space during the day.
I find that I really need that isolation when I start any large body of work or even singular large works. With painting too I found I had to isolate myself in order to achieve any good results. Not that I paint much any more - I much prefer my drawings which I like to refer to as painting drawings. I may even add splashes of colour with these new works - not sure yet.
For this reason I think I took to etching and book making so readily while the children were still at school - I could manage it in smaller time spans. I guess it stayed with me and both those practices have become my favourites. I have been missing my large work though - not that I have posted on that, but I will. If I have success with them!
So, I am thinking that the Richard Serra Guggenheim installation and these reflections, may be a good starting point. Sometimes that is all you need, and most often you end up in an entirely different place. Which is grand.
These images look so much more interesting larger ......