Saturday, May 18, 2013


graphite & watercolour/355 x 254mm

It’s long been the intention, whenever next possible, to attempt to draw/paint a pear (or two) as cocooned in those protective mesh jackets that authentic (imported) Chinese pears sport as sold in grocery shops over here, thus the recent purchase in central London’s Chinatown of such very objects provided the necessary grist to the mill.

The result of the looking-&-drawing process might convey something of the close observation required to communicate a sense of the tonal subtleties involved in realising a representation of something of the ‘thing-ness’ of the objects (& those within), but, alas it seems, little else – there’s no sense of the otherness that an encounter with the things themselves inspires, somehow.

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