Ramblings of a much published New Zealand author

20 October 2012

Leaves From My Sketchbooks. 62. Big Tree, Wainoni

I think most artists would say that they have a favourite brush or pen, one that seems to comply and always work well, one that fits the hand and mind without protest. I tried many pens over the years but eventually settled for an old Shaeffer fountain pen that I would dip into Indian ink (dip, not store, mind you, you can't put Indian ink into a fountain pen) and that old favourite allowed me to 'dig in' boldly without fear of running dry or splattering.

That's what I like about this old drawing of a big macrocarpa tree at Wainoni, not far from where I live. The house (another derelict!) was almost incidental but it gives scale to the tree, don't you agree?

© DON DONOVAN. donovan@ihug.co.nz 
www. don-donovan.blogspot.co.nz

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