Planar Squiggles by Tim Mooney

This one came out of my head.

sketch of bowl
Planar Squiggles © Tim Mooney 2011

I was reading an essay on perspective drawing which I very much enjoy. So I started with the top circle (planar reference lines) and finished with all the squiggles. Everything else happened in between. There are some excellent books on learning drawing on the net. All you have to do is get one and start.

Ink Shack by Tim Mooney

This is 65 Princess St, Berry … sort of

Pen and Ink wash of an old weatherboard house in Berry NSW
Ink Shack © Tim Mooney

I am very familiar with this place because I park out the front and get a coffee and ‘bad thing’ from the Bakery next door (see previous sketch of Berry Sourdough Bakery). There’s a story behind this place. I just made it up.

Once upon a time there was a little old lady that used to walk her little old dog (Corgi,Rex) past here every day. Rex saw a cat and took off chasing it all over the town. When the little old lady finally cornered Rex he had the cat bailed up in its(the cat’s) familiar back corner of the Bakery. The little old lady stooped to pick up Rex and her money fell out of her top pocket into the cat’s bowl of stale old sour milk.

Years late when the Bakery was restored the new owners heard the story so they called it Berry Sourdough Bakery.

That’s sick.

That Old Jug by Tim Mooney

Two stories here:

ink wash of a water jug
That Jug © Tim Mooney

This jug has been in my family for many years … I remember it on my Grandmother’s (Meem) table at my uncle’s (Bill) engagement. I think I was about 8 yrs old. It intrigued me because I had never seen the colour before in ceramics. Not that at eight years old I had a major grounging in ceramics.

Apparently it was out of the Ballarat area of Victoria and was part of a set of Jug and Basin for the gold diggers. To wash the day off before retiring. My Great Grandfather (no name) was a wheel right in the goldfields so he ‘collected’ it.

The other story is that I saw a similar shape of jug painted in a gallery just a few weeks ago. And I suppose there is a third story because I recently got some French ink (Cafe des iles – that’s the colour) so here’s my first go at an ink wash all of the one colour. The outline and the writing are done in that inexpensive orange fibre pen. The jug in ink.