Literature

canvas,painting,abstract,expression,art,contemporary,texture,mixed,media

Because

I don’t want to replicate, illustrate, imitate or even communicate…..but protest!

Expel my head my heart and the very pit of my being upon the canvas the anger and the sorrow the love and the relief that comes forth with every fucking expulsion of air from my lungs. To be left alone and never alone to live and to die and to know that there’s nothing more or less, before or after. To see and feel line and form and light and dark, to see the void …..to feel insignificant…..to find solace in the silence of mark.

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‘Black’ (2017)

Concept pen sketch on paper

‘Wonderland’ (2013)

Charcoal and chalk paper
(42cm x 29.7cm)

Private Collection

©Robin Croucher

‘Narcissus Nervosa’ (2016)

Ink and Watercolour on paper
(42cm x 29.7cm)

©Robin Croucher

‘Raven’ (2017)

Pen on paper
(42cm x 29.7cm)

©Robin Croucher

*NEW WORK*

‘Raven’ (2017)

Pen on paper
(42cm x 29.7cm)

©Robin Croucher

Work In Progress

‘Sorrow for Lenore’ – Pencil study after Gustavo Doré

Going back to work full time has made a bit of a dent in my drawing/painting time so progress is slow. 

Draft Concept – The Raven 

Today I’m using my trusty (and somewhat vintage) watercolour set to draft a new piece of work. Another minimalist literary abstraction on the way I think!

Rx 

*New Work* ‘Lenore’ (after Gustave Doré) 2017

Pencil on heavyweight paper

 

It’s been a while since I worked in pencil so I had a bit of a dabble this afternoon with a little help from my copy of Poe’s ‘The Raven’.

I must confess I became so enamoured with the lines of Lenore’s dress I almost forgot about the second figure. I found something particularly hypnotic about the lines in this sketch, strangely calming and incredibly satisfying…just looking at a particular line (or series of lines) and feeling a sense of complete satisfaction. IS that just me?

 

RX