Art for to-day, tomorrow and...

Posted by: AnneDalton

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As an Artist, I am always looking for inspiration for the next piece of work or works - for an  exhibition, etc., etc.    So not only do I carry around a small camera but for particular points of reference, I bring a neat hard-backed book of drawing paper, on which I can record not an entire picture as the camera produces, but individual items that catch my fancy.

These can be as humble as a bunch of flowers in an unusual window box; an old armchair;  a billy goat standing on the top of an upturned bucket or a particularly gnarled tree, full of fascinating lumps and bumps that remind me of the wonderful illustrations of  Arthur Rackman and Edmund Dulac.

To transfer these potential parts of a future drawing or painting, I use a very simple tool - a  0.1 waterproof and lightfast, pigment liner.    These cost less than 2 euros each and are marvellous for creating instant work.       As the ink in these pens does not fade nor blot, I can keep these little sketches safe in their books, until I want to use them.    Yes, I have a set of superb drawing pens - but they require to be maintained in pristine order and used in conjunction with the very best Indian Ink, so they are an  luxury - to be used only for finalising ink drawings.

Kind regards, Anne D'Alton. 

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