During the pandemic, I’ve been out walking on streets of houses surrounding the neighbourhood that I live in. I always take solace from the trees and gardens I see. But I’ve been surprised at how the look of some of the houses improves my sense of well-being. In particular, I often love looking at the space between houses to see the backs of houses and trees on more distant streets. This is new to me and I sometimes feel that I’ve been transported back to scenes that I found beautiful in childhood but cannot now fully recall. Other than that, I have not found words to describe the feelings. Thankfully, there is also drawing as a way to express things beyond words. The scene in this scratchboard drawing arises from these feelings.
12 thoughts on “Scratchboard Houses”
Lovely piece! Tells an intricate story.
Thank you very much!
Lovely drawing Lily, there’s something very satisfying about the houses, they look full of stories 🙂
Thank you Phil. I also felt there were many stories that could go with this scene.
Thank you very much.
When I first saw your drawing, I thought, what a nice linocut…! it seems to me that you think in a “graphic way” and it really shows that whatever you do, the carver in you is never far. It is a lovely piece!
Thank you. One of the things I like about drawing on scratchboard is its link to images created with relief printing.
c’est peut être une histoire terrifiante mais elle est très vivante!
Thank you. Merci.
I love this work! I’ve long had similar feelings walking streets of houses and apartments. Truly magical and transporting! Beyond words, indeed.
Hi Paraman. Thanks very much for your great comment.