Sunday, 24 November 2013


"Thou hast seen nothing yet"

(Don Quixote. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

Love is a gypsy's child,
It has never, ever, known law
love me not, then I love you;
if I love you, you'd best beware!

(Carmen. Henry Meilhac. Ludovic Halevy)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Castlerigg, Buttermere and Kelly Hall Tarn.

"Drawing is the honesty of art, to draw does not mean simply to reduce contours: drawing does not consist merely of line, drawing is also expression, the inner form, the plane and the modelling."

(Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres)

"Once paper, pen-and-ink-well have been brought to table, Victor Hugo sits down and without making a preliminary sketch, without any apparent preconceptions, sets about drawing with an extraordinary sure hand not the landscapes as a whole but any old detail."

(Charles Hugo)

Monday, 4 November 2013

Borrowdale and Honister Pass Cumbria

"I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever."

(Beatrix Potter)

"Drawing is the artists most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality."

(Edgar Degas)