Taking a line for a walk

This is a drawing I did in my garden. There are lots of plants from last year which have died and I ought to cut them back, but I love the contrast of the colours and structures against the new green Spring leaves that are coming up.

The Artist Paul Klee said “a line is a dot that went for a walk”. I love this because it means my pencil can just go for a wander all over the paper and it doesn’t have to look exactly like what I’m drawing. Also I like to not look very much at the drawing but to look at what I’m drawing, and at the end I’m often surprised that I’ve captured something of that essence!

Rebecca Macpherson