I always feel a little reluctant to let winter go. It is such a nice time of the year visually. In summer a Frangipani Tree can look pretty, but in winter it becomes a mysterious mottled skeleton casting long ghostly shadows on brick or concrete paths. There is more drama in winter. Whether one is throwing wood on a crackling backyard fire or kicking through piles of leaves with leather boots, being in winter is like having a backstage pass to a production of Macbeth: Being surrounded by dramatic scenes.
Speaking of dramatic things, I came across a book of the Drawings of Irving Penn recently. He is well known for his dramatic fashion and portrait photography but his drawings had eluded me until now. He predominantly uses pen and ink with very simplistic marks and lines. There is a link to the book "Drawings Irving Penn" below.
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