Saturday, November 27, 2021

Pen and ink drawing of young woman with long black hair and red lips. She is braiding a “love knot,” an intricate design involving two plaits of hair with red ribbons wrapped around them, into her hair.

"Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair"

Will be at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA, for the 4th Annual Small Works Exhibit.

Pen and ink, watercolor

5" x 7"

From “The Highwayman”by Alfred Moyes. I had this idea for Inktober day 4 “knot” but realized it needed a fair bit of research and preparation (like, what the heck is a love-knot?) and found a reference to a Celtic love-knot, which she is plaiting into her hair with red ribbons wrapped around the individual plaits. Later I discovered someone else had done the same subject, but pictured it as a probably more accurate and certainly simpler approach where she had tied the knot into a ribbon which she then braided into her hair.

You can read the poem here:

"Pencil drawing of bald, bearded man with cane stepping down from old-fashioned trolley car with assistance from woman supporting his arm and shoulder. Trolley driver and passengers faintly visible in background."

Heath Street Stop

Pencil, 7" x 5"

This is in the 10th Annual Small Works Show at

Hope and Feathers

319 Main St.

Amherst, MA.

12/1/2021 - 1/11/2022