This is a sketch from a life drawing session I particularly enjoyed for no apparent reason. As with everything else, creating art is not about just sitting down and putting a great masterpiece on the blank paper in front of you. Art is about observing your environment, asking questions and archiving your thoughts and opinions about it. It’s a journey of mistakes, attempts and internal strength of churning through a large quantity of ideas in order to find the golden ones.
Every now and then, the time is right, your mind is sharp and your pencil hand is ready, the planets align: you manage to create a beautiful image that wasn’t there before. .
And then you take a step back, a deep breath and start again.
The Holburne Museum, Bath. Designed by Charles Harcourt Master as the Sydney Hotel and completed in 1799, the building lies within the Bathwick area of the city. Queen Charlotte, William IV, and Jane Austen were some of the notable tenants of the district. Since 1916 the building has housed the collection of the Holburne Museum.