Thursday, 29 November 2007
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
It didn't take a great deal of artistic endeavour but creating something like this is a simple pleasure and quite gratifying as a post picnic option.
Ashridge Estate Twigs and beech nuts
Thursday, 22 November 2007
This is a quick sketch I did covertly while in a meeting (on the corner of my agenda) while one person took longer than most would to make his point.
Ink pen on copier paper!
Friday, 16 November 2007
This is a tribute to Andy Goldsworthy. The photo is a bit grainy as it was very dark and I had to lighten it quite a bit.
Made with Susy B.
Concentric circles of twigs found in that space.
Sunday, 11 November 2007
A children's activity day which included attempts to get everyone to make 'land art' in the woods around the Boxmoor Trust's Old Barn.
Andy Goldsworthy can sleep happily in his bed - no competiton here! But I enjoyed the way the twigs followed the same contour and even though the pebbles made very small towers - from small acorns etc...
Saturday, 10 November 2007
..it's 'Land Art' Dahling!
This 'beach-babe in a seaweed sarong with shells for a belt and matching bracelet' was fun and inspired a few other pebble based creations amongst the sand castles that day.
Summerleaze Beach, Bude, August 2004
Friday, 9 November 2007
Wednesday, 7 November 2007
What else is there to do during a cricket match? Even in cricket the players move too fast for this very slow technique to capture, so this must be the tea break. Black ink pen on cartridge paper, A6 July 2007
Monday, 5 November 2007
The object of this exercise was to find a photo and improve the composition. With overhanging trees, the path was very dark and the figure was further back and right in the centre. So I brightened up the whole scene and brought him closer. I used rather a lot of masking fluid! Watercolour on 160 gsm April 2005
Sunday, 4 November 2007
This is my parish church, taken from a photo on a dull day; one of my first attempts at a 'proper' painting. Watercolour on 160 gsm March 2005 I'm looking forward to publishing more accomplished pieces!
I needed an illustration for a 'High Tea' invitation (as you do) at short notice and couldn't find any suitable clip art or stock photos so I did a quick line and wash of my Royal Denby. May 2006