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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

On the Bright Side

Bright Side K Howell 2012 Pastel on Paper 14cm x 21cm
Autumn. A Reduction.

  • Taught classes. Killed Clutch on the inside lane of a roundabout (fun). Had a level tow (very fun).
  • Traveled by train a bit. It doesn't seem to matter where you go by train in the North West, it takes two hours. On the bright side, it's beautiful.
  •  Read Martyn Bedford's Acts of Revision, easily one of the best books I've read lately. 
  • Considered Values. Avoided the internet. 
  •  Came creeping back, because I like seeing other people's work without traveling two hours by train.
There are so many ways of reducing visual information to essentials - I'm looking for ways of simplifying overall shape, giving weight to colour contrast, juxtaposing stillness with areas of energy and retaining the essential light of the moment.

Winter holds promise. It will snow...


  1. Wow-what a train ride! must get that book-REAlly like this

  2. Thanks for dropping in, Jan. Glad it appeals.