Artist's description:

A drawing in pen & ink (Rotring pen) trying to map out all the surface planes/colours of an apple. Leonardo said that all painting occupies itself just with surfaces. The light hitting surfaces is what makes the visible world visible, and the light diffracted off the textures of surfaces is what makes colours possible. Each plane has clearly defined/articulated contours, like a field on a hill, and the idea is that each plane should have one clear colour. Providing that the colours and tones harmonise perfectly, an illusion of a 3D apple would be achieved. It is the conceptual structure underlying my painting in oils. All is done from direct observation not photography, but if observed correctly, the resultant image might appear 'photographic'. It is the process also used by UK painter Euan Uglow, whose biography I wrote for "The Dictionary of Art" (Macmillan, UK/Tate Gallery) and under whose pupil, Paul Gopal-Chowdhury, I studied at Leeds).

Materials used:

Indian Ink on Cartridge paper

Articulated Surfaces (1977)


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