Friday, December 28, 2007

Drawing book pictures, again!

Bottom of the year reached and the light is returning.


Friday, December 21, 2007

'Modern Art Oxford'

Entry to 'The Oxford Open' Exhibition was unjuried at 'Modern Art Oxford'. So we arrived 40 minutes before the doors opened to find that there were around 30 people ahead . During the wait staff came along to measure our work to make sure we fulfilled the metre squared limit. We were amazed to see people bring in work well over size. Graham, Sue and I were interviewed for the local paper. I, as usual, lost all power of reasoned thought and gabled. We are in and for me this is the first time I have had a picture hung in a real gallery. On the news they said that there were over 400 entries for day one of submission.

My entry was 'The Ascension of the Malingerer". Click on the label below to see all the development work for this image.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Drawing book stuff

Lucy's door using crayon and paint
This is the closest to a shopping centre in our village ... outside the Co-Op. I used watercolour pencils and paint.
Outside the butchers ... the white building in the Co-Op drawing. Once again Watercolour pencils but using my Aquash pen.
Sheep using the Aquash pens filled with dye based ink.
Aquash pen and fingers.

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Monday, December 10, 2007


I confess to being an 'Art/Studio Blog Addict'.

I have little direct contact with other artists. You can see in the side bar of this blog links to my other blogs, links to local artists and friends and a couple of links to other artist's blogs whose work I admire and enjoy reading on a regular basis. However, I have a huge bookmarked list of other art blogs I follow for a variety of reasons. Some of them have indirectly contributed to my artistic development over the last year. So my top five influential blogs are:

Tracy Helgeson for her use of colour in her landscapes.
Tina Mammoser whose work has opened my eyes to the clarity that can be achieved in abstraction.
Kirsty Hall who writes about process in her own work.
Katherine Tyrrel for her many articles on the art world and the resources she provides.
Drawn which is a collaborative blog for people who like to draw and provides a kaleidescope of all kinds of art.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Christmas gifts

I am now painting Christmas gifts for friends and family so will not be blogging pictures for the next few weeks. They'll have to wait until Christmas day to see what they will get!

Judging from the number of Google hits I am getting for 'painting Christmas cards' this is the time of year everyone is getting creative. I am very impressed by the number of Americans who make their gifts. My children, who are now adults, plead to be allow to buy something for me instead of my usual request for them to make me a self portrait. My ex mother-in-law got full brownie points for her knitted mittens etc.

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