26 June 2015

Frightened Lake









Despite a long silence on here, the Widdop obsession continues unabated. As I've mentioned elsewhere Ted Hughes aptly described Widdop Reservoir as a 'Frightened Lake' in part connected with its isolation I think, but also to do with the peculiar way the water shivers under the ruthless wind that furrows it from nose to tail.

This is a current large drawing based on a tiny sketch done in August 2012. I'm trying to get it finished and framed in time for the Open Studios weekend in Hebden Bridge  3, 4 & 5 July (next weekend in fact).

I will be opening my space at Brooklyn Studios despite not being in the brochure this year. I thought I'd be away but things have worked out differently. It will be good to have a Widdop drawing dominating the wall