Photographs of the sky above Canary Wharf, London
(First row, L to R, 13th January 8.24am, 5th March 2pm; 29th May 7.46pm)
Second row, L to R, 1st June early morning; 23rd October 7am ; 26th November evening)
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
One of the joys of living where I do is that I have a wonderful view of the sky above Canary Wharf in London. I delight in the colours and shapes that I see and the fact that it changes all the time - from minute to minute, from morning to afternoon to early evening and through the seasons.
I've always loved looking at the sky above Canary Wharf and decided about a year ago to start making a record to actually try and establish the pattern of the changes by taking photographs. I now have a great many photographs!
About half way though my photography project I had the idea of starting to develop these into a series of small works. What I found as I started to sort the photos out was that they look great in groups (see above) and current indications are that my drawings based on these will do the same.
I'm still pondering on the right size and format for these but my current view is that they are probably going to be in coloured pencil on Arches HP in a 5"x7" format with an occasional 8"x10" and occasional large works in pastel.
Given the problems with my hand I'm going to post what I've already done this week and explain a bit more about what you're seeing and about the whole notion of doing 'series paintings' or drawings.
Update on 'the drawing hand': The tenosynovitis is no worse and may even be a bit better. Unfortunately I'm going to have to continue to wear my wrist brace and severely limit keyboard use to make sure recovery continues.
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