Saturday, 15 February 2014

Drawing the wind

When is an idea original ? When an individual first thinks of it or when the very first person to think of it, does it ???? Hmmm. Maybe it's the interpretation that's important.
I was trailing through some very old sketch books and came across notes I had made in the Isles of Scilly. ...How can I draw the wind ?, what colour is the wind ? and as I was sitting in a very windy spot on my terrace yesterday, I was having the same thought. What does the wind look like ?  I thought about how to go about catching the essence of the wind in a drawing. Suspending a pen from the washing line seemed like a good idea.

I have of course since discovered I am not the first person to have thought of this ! But I can see there are endless possibilities on colour and thickness of pens. Sadly paint can't be used as the brush would dry out. The wind drawing took a whole day to complete and while the wind was doing it's work I sat and watched from my hammock. 
It's 15th Feb today and while the British Isles are under water and suffering foul winter weather, I have been today basking in a wonderful 25c and blue skies. Oh joy.


  1. I really like these, Sarah. I can feel some prints coming on! Great idea and who cares if you weren't the first person to think of making pictures of the wind, it's such a cool idea. Gozo sounds bliss - 25 wow, I'm jealous :D

  2. Hi Lottie, are you getting any painting in among the builders ?