Contents: Ink drawing over bleach and salt drawing
Released into wild: 9/4/11 at 16.00
General Location: Heriot, Midlothian, Scotland
Status: Found by Ruth Churchman, given to her brother Ian in November for him to rerelease
This bleach & salt drawing strongly suggested landscape to me and the addition of a horizon line, a few hints of foliage and a flock of wheeling birds was all it took to heighten that.
I rarely draw landscapes these days but there’s something so fitting about placing a landscape back in the landscape where I first started seriously drawing. When I started out, I often used to draw the hills, trees, sheds and walls around here – I found it helpful that they generally stood still.
This jar walk was both slow and hurried. The first part of the walk was almost glacially slow because I had my nephew with me and when you’re nearly two, every stone is worth investigating. However, releasing the jar was a ‘dump, photograph and go’ because even when restrained in a pushchair, toddlers emphatically don’t appreciate jar walking!
P.S. I don’t normally give clues but it’s only fair to let you know that while it is easily accessed from the road, you’ll need to investigate the field side of walls.