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wallpaper drawings

June 11, 2012

Summer House, charcoal on wallpaper, Peter McLean, 2012

I found this wallpaper while browsing in op shops in Karja.  It’s got a nice old fashioned feel that seemed to fit Karja.  I thought I was going to use the back for drawing on, but as you can see I’ve used the patterned side for this charcoal drawing of a small island in one of the lakes.  After walking through the forest for some time to get there, I was surprised to see this small island was host to three or four summer houses (in the usual red and white colour scheme).  It looked very idyllic indeed.  I hope the drawing on wallpaper suggests the idea of cosy homeliness nestled into the landscape.

 The lakes seem to be developing as the main focus of my work here in Fiskars, and there is a particular group that seem to create an eye on the big map in the kitchen which have become the focus of my walking too.  This second drawing is based on the same  long narrow lake, called Långsjö (I think that might be in Swedish, not Finish?)

Promontory, charcoal on wallpaper, Peter McLean, 2012

June 8, 2012

Ink on paper, Peter McLean, 2012

 

I’ve taken to drawing with ink and a skewer over the last week (no real reason, except the previous artist left some drawing ink behind, and the first likely implement that came to hand was some bamboo skewers in the kitchen drawers, this being the way artistic choices sometimes get made).  I loved the fluidity of this scene, where the undulating land, patches of forest and irregularly shaped cultivated fields intersect.

pic of the day

June 4, 2012

 

Green can be a bit intense in Finland.

pic of the day

June 2, 2012


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