Going for a walk

Kererū study – 150 x 185 mm, 2016
Kererū study – ink, watercolour and digital, 2016
Kererū / New Zealand pigeon, somewhere near Nelson, 2004
Kererū / New Zealand pigeon, somewhere near Nelson, 2004

“A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.” Paul Klee

Go after it

Magnolia study – ink and watercolour, 140 x 170 mm, 2016
Magnolia study – ink and watercolour, 140 x 170 mm, 2016
Magnolia, Mona Vale, Christchurch, 2013
Magnolias at Mona Vale, Christchurch, 2013

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London

Joyous

Violets — ink, watercolour and digital, 2015
Violets — ink, watercolour and digital, 2015

“The most joyous painting is not done for the art world, it is done for the inner world.” Michael Leunig

The quote is from Holy Fool, a wonderful book crammed full of Michael Leunig’s art ― not his cartoons but his playful, colourful, joyful paintings and drawings. Highly recommended.

Violets in the kitchen, original photograph, 2015
Violets in the kitchen, original photograph, 2015