Recently I have been returning to the very first media in which I worked – that of patternistic colour drawings in pen and ink. There drawings are created with Caran d’Ache colour pencils – occasionally with Derwent colour pencils too – covering a whole A4 surface of paper with contrasting and complementing shapes and patterns.
The imagery mainly comes pretty well automatically- but compositions such as the one featured here are experiments in colour too. The earlier ones I have posted here, such as this more recent one, titled Red Scythes, was created against a warm beige background, so that the red scythes were given more emphasis.
In this newst one, however, I worked against a grey background and the red shapes here are subsequently far more subdued, whilst the blue and their opposite numbers on the spectrum, the primrose yellow patterns, stand out far more dramatically.