The main thing I blog about and the focus of my interests is visiting museum exhibitions and reviewing the same. This tedious virus-caused isolation means that is no longer possible. I find, along with many people, that this absence of stimulation causes me to be less productive and creative no more. Time weighs heavily on me and motivation is difficult to summon, especially as my usual studio space is currently miles away and forbidden to me.
So instead, I have been experimenting with pen and watercolour. Making abstract shapes or geometric patterns, and experimenting with combinations of colours.
My traditional stance is to use a variety of colours, often not having the same colour next to itself (such as in the above left).
I soon tired of this though and branched out into using colours of the same base or of a similar hue: green in the above left and brown (strictly speaking madder) in the above right.
I have been posting these up, every day, on my instagram page. I intend to continue doing so until the lockdown ends. I am not sure what will happen then. Maybe I will try exhibiting them (or the best of them). In the meantime I hope you enjoy them.
William John Mackenzie
I am an artist with a specialism in landscapes and still life. My contact details are here.