Thursday, October 16, 2014

She Moved With Grace......

Pen & Ink Fine Art By Doug Ashby
Solitude was always something profoundly important to her. It is at these moments when clarity could be reached and a wishful hope of understanding might be found. The danger always was though that in these moments she would get lost and further isolate herself from what was expected.

The fear of course lied within that thin veil between what she needed, what she wanted, and what she might gain and or lose. For there was much at stake and often she wondered, what did it really matter.

I often like to write some fictional words to go along with my artwork. Sometimes while creating them I dream up an accompanying story, then those words flow from those thoughts. Often I do not and the words happen spontaneously when I sit down to write the blog entries. Often I do dream of expanding on the ideas created along the way, then life often gets in the way.

Needless to say the art goes on and a new piece emerges. This is one in a series I am developing that sprang out of my interest in the Japanese Ukiyo-e, or floating world art, of the late 17th and 18th centuries. I have always been fascinated by this genre and a while back I thought to try my hand at it. Of course nature factors heavily into it and in this one I wanted to bring in the element of humanities tenuous connection to our natural world. For we both are a part of it and in many ways are becoming the controller of it.

This artwork is for sale. It is an original pen and ink stippled drawing. It is drawn using Micron Sakuru archival ink pens and is drawn on Canson heavy weight, acid free, fine art paper. The size is 6" x 9". If you are interested in more details or have any questions at all do not hesitate to contact me at

Once again I hope you enjoy the art.

Thanks, Doug.

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