Large Hosta drawing

Here’s the initial stage of the large Hosta drawing that I made from the sketch I have shared on this blog. I’m just mapping out the shape of the Hosta dome and some of the main tones in soft pencil.

Hostas, drawing in pencil and pastel pencil

I’m showing you this drawing that I made last Saturday in a garden at Grassington, Yorkshire, England just to show that I haven’t abandoned my beloved nature whilst exploring the Medea theme. I wasn’t tempted by the wonderful ‘views’ at the spot, but chose this little hosta patch in the corner of the garden. The leaves wobbled in the breeze and some had holes and were a bit tatty. This interested me though, they were still beautiful and all connected to the same roots and plant. A bit like us really! The plant made a wonderful dome shape. I’ll share a photo of it next.

Medea Wants, new drawing

Hello everyone, have just posted the new drawing in the Medea series that I made this Monday. I’m still exploring the motivation behind Medea’s terrible revenge. Have been looking and listening to various musicians and singers responses to doomed love. Janis Joplin’s song ‘Ball and Chain’ which she performed at the Monteray Music Festival really resonated. Janis did not turn her longing outwards into revenge, but really ended up destroying herself. She’s given us some really powerful work. The quote on the drawing is from the song. Like in the ‘Hurts so good’ quote on my previous drawing, it articulates the bewilderment at this sense of betrayal, and an honest if simplistic take on the situation.