I’ve been working in charcoal for the last year, creating complex layered drawings. In the last few weeks I’ve been revisiting some of my drawings, using them to create a basic framework and using splashes of colour.
After a year of working in monotone when I visit a gallery I am almost hypnotically drawn to black and white drawings and paintings. It’s like they are calling out to me.
But on the other hand I am remembering the luxuriousness of colour, blending colours, layers of colour. I’ve still been using charcoal, but also white chalk and tempura paint which I find suits working with charcoal.
Three pieces of work – basically ‘from the train’