"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion" Francis Bacon 1561-1626

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Talk to the Hand

I have been thinking about puppets recently and you know how it is, when you have something in the back of your mind, you tend to see related things everywhere.

Down the lane towards the reservoir there are two lost gloves. They have been there for a couple of weeks now. Someone will eventually take them but for now they have been put on the top of two adjacent posts.

I sketched them on Friday.

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A5 sketchbook and pen

It was very windy and in the wind the loose woolly fingers flapped, silently gesticulating to each other. They look as though they are having a silent conversation.

I made some more drawings. 

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and then a small watercolour..

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The Lost Gloves … talk to the hand ….

4 comments:

Normandie said...

Just to say that I really enjoyed this post and drawings. You have such a good eye to pick on the mundane and see - and turn it into - so much more.

Clive Hicks-Jenkins said...

There's just something about an empty glove… let alone two!

Yes, the puppet theme has you!

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sharp green pencil said...

Thank you so much both, I am a bit delayed in replying.
Normandie... so nice. I love the mundane and the accidental.They are some of the things that interest me most. Everywhere here there are odd things which I pick up when I walk.I have a collection which at some time I will get round to drawing.. not pretty things ..just things. Thank you for your insight.

Clive! you are so right.. the gloves are just lovely, and yes the puppets have me! More puppety stuff soon !

Diana Studer said...

scrolling back I see the grace note on the fence post, began as a bit of chicken wire fencing.