Doing it Large


Very large, approx A2 size…


Big Calligraphy…

This piece is very large! With this piece I was trying to represent what calligraphers focus on when they look at writing… they like to look at the detail. A well written piece of calligraphy has rhythm, flow and consistency… so with this painting I was trying to hone in on what the calligrapher sees.. or what the calligrapher is looking for.
This was painted as a detail of a quotation and not all of the words are represented… so you can’t really tell what it’s about… this was deliberate because this painting is about the shape of the letters that form the quotation and not the quotation itself – if that makes sense?!
In reality it looks quite abstract due to the size of it. I will do more of these. And try to make them a little more vibrant with colour.

15 thoughts on “Doing it Large

    1. Ms Quotes Post author

      Your comment was lurking in my spam box, Mr Lax, WordPress is very fussy!
      I have seen Andrew’s work! Wonderful stuff. I don’t know how artists work to that sort of scale… I find this sort of work really interesting because it’s left to the mercy of nature.


  1. dinahmow

    I remember scrawling D…. loves J….(or someone!) on a beach and then going back to make it neater before the tide came in.
    And I think the others are right in that these bigger pieces would look good as an installation.


  2. Jody Brettkelly

    yes, isn’t it amazing how you can miss out letters and people still understand. In my (three! yes i do everything to excess) writing courses, it takes a long time to learn that invaluable lesson – that you don’t have to tell the reader everything, they pick up a lot without you having to say it…


  3. 63mago

    Traditional ink colours? Black, red, blue – others? Variations by sunlight and other factors of the surrounding; sometimes toxic reactions and ink eats paper, so you have a cut out text … It is very interesting what you do, an illuminating scribe, teehee!


  4. llcooljoe

    I was thinking the other day as much as I’m not the kind of person to dwell in the past, I trained in fine art at Uni, and because I’m so old, this was pre apple macs etc. and I did artwork the old fashioned way, with a pen and board. I actually drew stuff and did paste up etc. God I miss those days.

    Nice work. I like.


  5. Ms Quotes

    Apologies for my lack of replies on this post; I have been having a technological nightmare, but yesterday a nice man from BT sat under my desk and fiddled for half an hour…. all seems to be well now.



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