In July 2014, almost 18 months to the day, I first picked up a paint brush. I had drawn before but never really painted before. I have, so far, kept everything I have done.
I decided, on this slightly loose anniversary to look at everything again, particularly at the sketches and media I don't often display. I was surprised at what I found.
Watercolour and gouache
Charcoal, pencil and charcoal pencil.
I have neglected these media of late, in favour of painting but seeing these again inspires me to go back to them. The great advantage of them, is there is no entry barrier. You just pick up the pencil, or charcoal stick or whatever it is,a piece of paper and off you go. It allows for easy experimentation. I am more drawn and prefer using charcoal pencil which suits my style more (the bottom right drawing for instance). The easy flow of charcoal lends itself to abstraction. I like the two figures top left.
William John Mackenzie
I am an artist with a specialism in landscapes and still life. My contact details are here.