Postcard and Paintbox
Pastel; signed and dated 94.
7.75 x 5.75 inches
John Ward, The Paintings of John Ward, David & Charles, London, 1991, p. 65
In the background is a postcard of his painting Jane at Florian's, 1985.
'Now and then I return to drawing directly in pen and ink; this was a moment when that confidence returned and I happily scrawled away. Wonderful still life is always appearing at my elbow, and often I wonder whether I should forget about the lovely girl who sits and who has caused the array of clutter. . .'