Friday, 29 March 2019

Radiating Fog

First of all, just a brief update on why I haven't posted for over 6 months..... we've moved home. After 18-months of braving the roadwork-ridden motorway to travel 120 miles each way to see our granddaughter, we decided to move into the area. So the last 6 months have been crazy as we first threw everything we possessed into a few hundred (so it seemed) cardboard boxes, moving to our new home just 1 week before Xmas, and then unpacking and getting ourselves settled into a new way of life. We now live on the edge of the Pennines just north of Sheffield and it is hugely different from where we've come from.

Now to the drawing. From time to time I see an image or scene that I just know I have to try and draw regardless of how difficult or unappealing (hang-ability) it may be. I feel almost compelled to tackle it no matter how doubtful I may feel about the outcome. It happened to me again a while ago when I saw some online footage of Radiating Fog swirling around a church. Initially I dismissed the notion to try and draw the scene and didn't really have the time, but recently time has been easier to find and the urge to do the drawing was still as strong. It was good to finally have my pencils out again.


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  1. I’m SO glad to see you posting again, John!! This is a wonderful drawing.. love the foggy atmosphere!!! Now that you’ve settled in, I look forward to seeing your amazing paintings again.. I’ve lived in my home for 47 years and couldn’t imagine moving... however, I’ve been trying to downsize a bit!!! Sigh!!!!!

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    1. I don't know what happened Hilda but I replied to this ages ago but my reply is missing. If you've already received it then ignore this. LOL. Thank you for your kind words about my drawing. Downsizing must be very hard. I was fortunate that my new home is similar in size to my old one so 'unwanted clutter' was all we had to get rid of.... and that was hard enough. LOL

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  2. Welcome back. All the best for you and your family!

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  3. What a fabulous comeback, John, I can see why you wanted to draw this!
    Moving house and settling takes some time. I hope you and your wife are finding roots again in your new home, nearer to your granddaughter.

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    1. Judy, as I've just said to Hilda, I replied to this some time ago but my comment is missing now. I hope you received the original but just in case, Thank you again for your lovely comment.

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