Hi, it’s been a long while since I last posted, but I’m now back in my studio and sketching away. My last piece ‘Horace’ found a new home the very next day after he was framed,
here he is:
He will be appearing on my website as a print for sale very soon. (only 50 prints and several have sold already!) He was a popular chap, a bit scruffy, but a lovely character to work on. I’ll let you know when he’s up and then you can look at the detail and say hello to him.
So to keep me company in Horace’s absence, I’m creating two more hares: I don’t know their names yet, as I get to know them better I’ll find out their names .
I’ve done some preparatory sketches and started on the ink work. The sketches are just a warm up exercise in pencil, they are very rough and I use them to get to know the angles and what the challenging parts of the piece might be, plus I work on the positioning on the page and the composition.
Then as usual I begin with the eye- the window to the soul, and the characters start to emerge- hopefully! Heres todays effort. Hope you like it- obviously it needs a lot more work yet!
Today, after visiting the post office to send some art work off as a donation to Cancer research at Christies in Manchester ( Lovely Karen Frost is holding a fundraising event this fri) , I will be teaching art at Art for All in the studios at art frame solutions .
Hoping to be back in my studio and working on my hares again tomorrow.
So there I was mooching about in the London graphics centre in Covent garden, my arms laden with lovely art materials, when I heard a squeal of horror from the shop assistant. I turned to see what the problem was and what shocked him so: it was my furry brown hat that I had accidentally dropped ; he thought it was a rat!
I found lots of great new nibs, brushes and inks that I can’t wait to try out.
Plus I found lots of interesting trees in st James park.