Saturday, July 9, 2016

A New Series of Ink Drawings

These India ink drawings are a bit of a new direction. I call them 'Chances' because they are almost completely unplanned. There is always a searching for something, but in these, the search takes only 5-10 minutes...then you search again. They are even more improvisational than my other things. The hand is continually moving, and I move quickly from one drawing to the other. They are produced on old pages from an old illustrated encyclopedic volume from the early 1800s....the paper has a great deal of rag content in it, and there are wonderful engraved illustrations on each page (the volume's binding was in poor condition, otherwise I would have sold it rather than taken it apart).

I want to make many of these, so I want them to be inexpensive. It's a bit like automatic writing......with certain design considerations imposing themselves seamlessly upon the task.......

The book page paper is 7.5 x 11 inches. The drawings are completed first, and then they are laminated to heavy archival paper, in this case 9.5 x 13 inches. Signed lightly in pencil lower right, H. Stooshinoff, 2016.

As of July 8/2016, Canada Post labour negotiations continue and there will be no disruption of service for the next month. In the event of a later Canada Post walkout or strike, your purchase within Canada and the USA will be shipped by Purolator Ground and will reach you in a very timely fashion. Purchase with confidence!

I am adding 2 of these drawings to my selling sites each day, over the next week or so. If you don't see them all in the active listings section, please look in the sold file!   

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