So, I am on a painting retreat. OH is very kindly looking after the boys while I spend a weekend away, equipped with paints, pastels, paper and, I hope, purpose. I even read an academic text on Mondrian and how he developed his style on the way down here. Want to see this week’s life…
To Life class… I mixed skin tones ok-ish !!!! Yay!
Back to life
New term…life classes return.
So, I finished a commission this week. I say that like its a normal occurrence don’t I? Except it’s not. This was my first painting commission. I’ve done digital pieces in the past but this was another level. It’s a progression of sorts : it started when I made a collage recently of our road.…
the sketch is the view from a table in a shop in a village in the Cotswolds. I could tell you where but it’s not important really. Plus, there are only three small tables so if we all turned up together they would be a little overrun. And this shop is a sanctuary. It is…
Colour me happy
So this week, instead of going for a cup of tea in my local cafe as I normally do, I went and sat in the park and sketched what I saw. It was flipping freezing and very windy so it was a very quick drawing! I used my new (vintage but new for me) Japanese…
As part of my studies I am also playing (I could say investigating but let’s face it, playing is way more accurate) with the multitude of drawing apps and programmes out there. I will post on my favourites soon as I am narrowing down the list of contenders at the moment. In the meantime here…
I am developing my ideas around the movement from information and experience to insight and inspiration, the Flow as I have previously called it. As part of this, here is a digital piece, layering images of notes I made in Manhatten this year as I realised that my freedom was down in great part to the…
Now,you may not know this but I have a science background. Physics is my friend. I am well versed in velocity, voltage and variables. And now I’m trying to stretch to Vermeer. Varnishes and vorticism. And it’s definitely exercising the grey matter but no matter…I love it. Here’s something I’m playing with, note the…
Sometimes I don’t mind the shakes