Archive | February, 2018

The Gallery At Night

17 Feb

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Husb and I went to the late opening at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery last night where artist in residence Rhodri Davies was performing on a range of strange instruments. I scribbled with a biro (ballpoint) pen and found myself almost mesmerised, drawing automatically to the music.

Cold On The Beach

16 Feb

beach

Popped out for a walk along the beach yesterday and had a quick scribble into my A4 brown paper sketchbook with black, white and sanguine conté crayons. The sun was very bright in the sky but there were also loads of dark clouds massing between the horizon and the sun, which threw very strong highlights across the sea while the wind whipped rivulets of dry sand across the wetter sand beneath. And it was freezing. So I didn’t hang around.

 

 

Many Layers Of Scribbles

15 Feb

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Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop, where I worked with a long-standing model, an older man who’s been modelling for us for many years. He’s a great model, so still and comfortable in his poses. I drew onto my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet with a free Markers app. I laid down a black ground to draw onto and used a white pen function to build up the drawing in many layers of scribbling. I made chocolate truffles for our teabreak. I crumbled home-made chocolate sponge cake into a bowl of melted chocolate and double cream and rolled the mixture into balls, which I then rolled in broken-up chocolate flake. They went down well.

A Face Emerges….

14 Feb

Claudel

Here’s another snippet of the new artwork, a collaboration with graffiti artist Unity (Amelia Thomas). We’re doing it for the International Women’s Day exhibition in Swansea, opening on March the 8th at Cinema & Co. This image is based on a screen print I did of the French Impressionist sculptor, Camille Claudel……

Sanguine

13 Feb

hoch

This is another bit of a large canvas I’m working on at the moment, a collaboration with fellow artist Unity aka Millimagic. Unity has worked on the canvas with spray paint and pen, developing a typographical structure and background texture. I’ve started to draw in some imagery with sanguine conté crayon.  The finished piece will be launched at a new exhibition to celebrate International Women’s Day in Cinema & Co in Swansea on March the 12th.

Chalk And Cheese

12 Feb

frida canvas

 

I’m collaborating with fellow artist Unity aka Millimagic who works with graffiti style forms, influenced by hip hop culture. I have rarely collaborated on an artwork in the past and this, along with Unity’s cultural influences are new to me. Musically I’m a rock chick and I’d describe my style of art as fairly traditional, so we’re a bit like chalk and cheese. Here’s a little glimpse of something we’re working on for International Women’s Day. It will be launched at a new exhibition in Cinema & Co in Swansea on March the 12th. Watch this space ……

bobbles return

11 Feb

Superb knitting from Scotland https://wp.me/p4Ouz-97E

Automatic Drawing

10 Feb

Rhodri Davies

 

Husb and I went to the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery earlier today to catch Rhodri Davies doing his artist’s talk. I like to hear how other artists develop their work and of course, it’s an opportunity for me to have a scribble as well. Rhodri’s art practice is completely different from mine but I like to be challenged and pushed out of my comfort zone. Today he spoke about his work involving harps (telyn) and during the talk he played a short film that featured one of his musical compositions. I found myself completely absorbed and drawing automatically to the sounds, particularly on the beard. I used a biro (ballpoint) into my very small Laura Ashley sketchbook.

 

And A Little Bit More Colouring In

9 Feb

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I’m having fun colouring in my sketchbook drawings. I’ve been scanning them into my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and using an app called Markers to colour them in. It’s like being a kid again, I used to love colouring. This is Sparta Puss, she’s used to taking over whatever piece of furniture takes her fancy. This was my chair. It isn’t any more.

 

 

More Colouring In

7 Feb

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I had fun yesterday digitally colouring in a line drawing, so I did another today. It’s an old drawing of our little Ming The Merciless who died last month, aged nearly 18. She always liked to sleep on top of the biggest pile of cushions and I used to stack them on top of a large pouffé next to the radiator. Maybe she was just a little bit spoiled. Just a little bit. I downloaded the drawing into a free Markers app on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet to colour it in. There are more sophisticated drawing apps, but I’m too miserly to pay for them.

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