Ipad sketches

I know I have mentioned this before, but just as I find sketching pencil on paper liberating, so I find “painting” on the ipad gives me a sense of freedom, I don’t have to worry about the colours going muddy, so I can quickly carry out my prelimary drawings and attempts at colour combinations, without losing that initial sense of creativity. The resulting works provide me with a bank of archives that I can dip into when I have time to actually paint real paint on to a canvas.

Here are a few ipad paintings ready and waiting for a chance to be plucked from the archives and turned into paintings of the traditional kind. If I were David Hockney of course, I would have them printed out by digital inkjet; however my guess is that you have to be well-known first in order to exhibit and sell ipad prints…….well……..I’m working on that one!  A couple of these are accompanied by short haiku or tanka poems, a bit of fanciful playing on my part.

A quote from Hockney: “People from the village come up and tease me: ‘We hear you’ve started drawing on your telephone,’” ….“And I tell them, ‘Well, no, actually, it’s just that occasionally I speak on my sketch pad.’”





jack patterns

Jack amongst the cushions


No-one’s safe when I around,  ipad at the ready!


Just Meggie


Meggie in her bed


Just Jack


Lucy in the glow of light


Loungers in the sun


Teddy and Golly


Rose at the window


Garden at Homps


View from our office



6 thoughts on “Ipad sketches

    • Perhaps I’m still living in the past, we get stuck in our preconceptions of what art really is don’t we? Is it the image itself ? And not necessarily the execution thereof? I will investigate the printing process on interesting papers, after all if Hockney can, so can I! Hmm, maybe if I get a better printer…….or perhaps into the realm of screen printing, as a friend of mine is doing.
      Lots to contemplate!

    • Jack is the best dog in the world second to Meggie, he’s companion to very old friends of ours, ( that is to say the friends are not very old, but we go back a long way!)xxL

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