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January Landscape, Quiet Lane, Ipsden | by Martin Beek
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January Landscape, Quiet Lane, Ipsden

The winter landscapes began in late October they are often based around Ipsden or Oxfordshire locations, most were drawn in or near to my car on the way to work. They are often bleak open places, influenced by Graham Sutherland's etchings or Rembrandt's small landscapes, they are bisected by the page divide.


Pen and ink pages from my current sketchbook. I drew these with Faber Castell artist's pens, mostly SX S and Fine, black and sepia on trav.e.logue hand book manufactured by Global art materials Kansas City.


Following my copies after Cezanne last year, I have gone on to work at drawings almost every day throughout 2010, they form a visual diary and also fit in well with themes and earlier drawings over the years. I have a selection of pages from my sketchbooks since 1980 on Flickr.

Sketchbook 2011

Thirty Years of Sketchbooks

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Taken on January 6, 2011