One can never get enough of a good friend.
Last week I introduced you to Gill Young, a pen & ink artist that is exhibiting and selling her work in Cedar Creek in Muskoka, ON. There is still so much to learn from Gill that I thought this week I would encourage you, the curious reader, to find a story in the artwork below, then reply to me, Susan Fae or Gill with a brief narration.
Pen & Ink, it’s not just for writing. Though I’d say Gill has an amazing style that is like a written story of images with textures and patterns using various pens. Find the areas in this artwork where there is the use of a fine point pen, then a wide or brush like pen mark, see which marks are used to create depth and which pen would help with the fine details.
I personally find many stories within the rock formation or landscape; one is the rhythmic lines that go up and down sharply, they remind me of an EKG monitor you find in the hospital, a geologist may see a more historical description. I also see strong oval patterns on the bottom where I think that some animals have found a home. The circular moon or sun at the top right has many stories of it’s own; an eye in the sky, with multiple perspectives that can see the whole world at once. An image that has so many creative interpretations.
Would you like to try pen & ink? If so pick up a set of pens, even an old ball point, then just play with mark making, I find this to be meditative, and time will just fly by. With practice you may fill up a sketch book in no time and find a wonderful story out of your line art making.
If you are interested in purchasing Gill Youngs art visit Cedar Creek Muskuka..