Sketchbook notes from the drifting spaces

Drawing outside – from my recent series of sketchbook works

Carrying sketchbooks and pens around on the way to the studio and on random and more pre-planned walks has been a great way to find city sites in and around Glasgow (from the West End to the City Centre in areas generally near the Clyde and SECC/Finnieston Crane, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow University) finding that gritty UK city feeling of urban spaces, building works, infrastructure shapes and dynamics is not too difficult. Keeping the senses attuned to this, and unexpected visual aspects, movement and unusual compositions too. Moving away from the confines of what is expected in a drawing, keeping fairly raw in this rapidly growing series of same sized very fast works. The thinking is done before and after, and they will be edited down to a smaller number later…


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