Daily drawing

Many artists have their rituals or habits. They may be long-held or fleeting. I’m thinking of Peter Robinson and his “Blind Date” drawings – eyes closed, he writes the day’s date with a stick of charcoal. Or Simon Morris’s Daily Paintings, adding a layer of paint to a canvas daily.

When I start in the studio, I mix up a single colour and, with a brush, draw over the previous day’s drawing. The piece above is from four studio visits, and I think it’s done.

On my next trip to the studio, I’ll start with a fresh (old) sheet of paper – I’m (re)using paper I’ve already drawn/painted on, so there is something to draw over.

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