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Align One

Align One Ink drawing by David Smith on Moleskine concertina book

Align One
Ink drawing on Moleskine concertina book

Today’s #arteachday post on Twitter was this drawing in Rohrer Antique ink on a Moleskine concertina book. It was something that I have been wanting to do for quite some time and I had put it off for at least three days because making that first mark on a piece of paper, especially quite an expensive one, can be a bit daunting. I don’t know why it should be: I rarely ever make a mistake when I am full up with something. when the piece exists in all but the physical. In any case, my work is about the interplay between control and chaos so it shouldn’t really matter if I do make a mistake – it wouldn’t really be a mistake, just me expressing the chaos element!

Anyway it all worked out really fine and once it was dry and I could “play” with it I found it had been even more successful than I could have hoped. Someone else thought so too as it was snapped up by a collector in the United States within an hour or so of posting it.

All Mystery Is Born Here

All Mystery Is Born Here - detail of a drawing by David Smith

All Mystery Is Born Here (detail)
Ink on Somerset paper 559mm × 762mm

I got on well in the studio today and completed this imperial-sized in drawing that I had been wanting to do for weeks but not had the space or time till now. Really pleased with it and hope to finish setting up my photographic lights in the next few days so that i can get some good photos of this and other large works on paper.

It’s nice when you are appreciated

screen grab of Twitter feed

Twitter endorsement from a client

I got this tweet in my Twitter timeline today. Feels great to have given some real pleasure to someone’s life and enhanced their home. This is one of the pieces Gabriel and Alan bought:

The Blessed and the Meek - Ink drawing by David Smith

The Blessed and the Meek
Ink drawing on handmade watercolour paper 559mm x 381mm

Slightly More Than You Thought

Slightly More Than You Thought - abstract ink drawing by David Smith

Slightly More Than You Thought
Ink on paper 279mm x 381mm

Another minimalist dotty drawing which was today’s #arteachday post, except I forgot the image!

I Really Don’t Know Anymore

I Really Don't Know Anymore Drawing - Ink on Somerset paper by David Smith

I Really Don’t Know Anymore
Drawing – Ink on Somerset paper 559mm × 762mm

Today’s (well yesterday’s because I am late) #arteachday thing was this large minimalist ink drawing.

A little sketch of West Bay

A line and wash sketchbook entry of the coast west of West Bay

A line and wash sketchbook entry of the coast west of West Bay

Yesterday on my #Letter365 blog I said

If you want pictures of fluffy things, portraits, realism, impressionism, boats on water and that kind of thing I’m generally not your man.

So the devil in me thought I should make my #arteachday post on Twitter should be a line and wash sketchbook entry of the coast across Lyme Bay west of West Bay.

After We’re Gone

After We're Gone - Ink drawing on paper by David Smith

After We’re Gone
Ink on paper 210mm x 297mm

Today’s #arteachday post on Twitter today was this little ink drawing on watercolour paper. I have been mounting some stuff today that isn’t going to get framed right now and this might be one worth doing for Dorset Art Weeks.

Homage to Max Ernst 3

Homage to Max Ernst 3 Ink drawing on Somerset paper By David Smith

Homage to Max Ernst 3
Ink drawing on Somerset paper

Today’s #arteachday post on Twitter was this third working of a disk motif remeniscent of Max Ernst’s sun/moon disk

Aleph’s Flux

Aleph's Flux - Ink drawing on paper by David Smith

Aleph’s Flux
Drawing – ink on Somerset paper 559mm × 762mm

Today’s #arteachday post on Twitter was this large “field” drawing. Ask me about the title if you visit me during Dorset Art Weeks!

Tideline Too

Tideline Too: Drawing by David Smith - Ink & watercolour on paper

Tideline Too
Ink & watercolour on paper 559mm × 762mm

Yesterday’ #arteachday post was this drawing from last year.