Archive | January, 2019

Blame!

31 Jan

who, me copy

Sparta Puss always blames me.

 

Husb is putting captions to my cat drawings. It’s fun 😀

 

 

There’s Millions Of Them!

30 Jan

to be honest, this obsession is starting to feel a bit creepy copy

Another bit of fun from Husb and me. Sometimes you just gotta loosen up and have a laugh, art can get very serious. Husb has been adding captions to my drawings of our cats, done over many years, we’ve been cat people for decades. This is Sparta Puss pointing out the obvious. She doesn’t have a high opinion of her trained monkeys.
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Mission To Kill

29 Jan

talked about this before

Husb and I have been having fun, he’s been taking some of my drawings of our cats and adding his own text to them. This is the late, great Little Ming, a tiny fluffball and so very sweet, except with vets. It was her mission in life to kill vets. She had a red dot on her notes at the vets because she was so dangerous. Aaaawww.

 

 

Hairy Haiku

28 Jan

food now

Hairy Haiku. It’s my cat again. She’s very clever.

 

 

Having A Laugh ….

27 Jan

wanted

Husb and I have been playing around with some of my drawings of Sparta Puss. There are loads of them hanging around because she really likes posing for me. So Husb has been adding little captions. She is not amused 😀

 

 

A Happy Accident

26 Jan

 

poster

Exhibition: “Female Expressions”, Saturday 2nd – Saturday 23rd February. Queen Street Gallery, Neath.

This is an etching of mine called “Ripples” made from an original life drawing, working with a professional model. It’s part of a series of etchings of the nude which I called “Rinascere” which relates to the word Renaissance because I based the etchings on Renaissance drawing techniques. I call it Ripples because of the ripples moving over her body which were an accidental effect of the process. I used a photosensitive etching plate from a drawing on tracing paper. It looked all right but after it had been exposed in the UV light box, I noticed ripples on the plate from the slight undulations on the tracing paper. They were there because I used wet media for the drawing. But I like it, a happy accident. It’s going to be in the “Female Expressions” exhibition.
ripples

 

 

 

Coming To Neath!

25 Jan

cushion crop

Saturday 2nd – Saturday 23rd February. This is a detail of “The Cushion”, one of my etchings that will shortly be in an exhibition called “Female Expression” in the lovely Queen Street Gallery in Neath.

It’s part of a series of etchings of the nude which I called “Rinascere” which relates to the word Renaissance because I based the etchings on Renaissance drawing techniques.

According to the exhibition’s curator, Jocelyn Prosser, this is…
An exhibition celebrating the female form. Each artist will give a unique and deeply personal expression of the female condition. Although diverse there is a bond in this exhibition that connects. It reveals the strength and fragility within the female psyche.”

 

Carry On Carving

24 Jan

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Carrying on carving my block of MDF, it’s very slow…..

Still Revolting….

23 Jan

 

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Left by Patti McJones: right by Rosie Scribblah. Drawings en plein air at demonstrations

Patti McJones and Rosie Scribblah are Revolting Women. Oh yes we are. And we’re coming to a venue near you soon (well, near you if you live by Swansea, Wales, and soon-ish, around International Women’s’ Day in March).

 

Keep On Sketching

21 Jan

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Sometimes the creative juices don’t flow like they should, there’s a few artists I’ve been chatting to online who are in the same predicament. I find it helps to keep working through it. You don’t have to create great art, just keep doing the exercises. It’s like a musician practicing their scales or chords. I like drawing with ballpoint pens, they flow nicely. I did these scribbles from photos of Mari Lwyds.

 

 

 

 

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