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In The Dog House

5 Nov

Sparta Puss is in the dog house. She ran in yesterday evening with a live rat. And let it loose in the house. Not big and not funny. Husb dealt with it. If I didn’t have Husb, I’d have to get a Jack Russell because Sparta Puss does this often. She’s curfewed from evening to morning and has been for years and that cut down the rat incidents a lot but she still manages to get the occasional one that ventures out when it’s still light. The little paintings above are part of a very large painting I did earlier this year from screen shots of our family Zoom quizzes throughout the pandemic lockdown. The animals, Smudge, Sparta Puss and Daisy, liked to sit in as well.

My lovely nephew (in the middle) along with these other wonderful young people have benefitted from the Children In Need charity and now they’re giving something back. They’re the Surprise Squad (more about them here) and you can follow their adventures on BBC1s “The One Show“, 15th – 18th November. I know that times are hard, but if you can spare a quid or two, please consider donating to Children In Need (here). They really do make a difference to young lives. Thank you xxx

Faffing With Salvador

29 Oct

I carried on painting my copy of Salvador Dali’s “Christ of Saint John on the Cross” that I started a couple of weeks ago in a Zoom tutorial with the painter Ed Sumner, who runs the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. I started studying with Ed at the beginning of lockdown last year. I didn’t think that the pandemic would last so long, but it’s meant that I’ve learned such a lot about painting techniques and also art history, by studying from the great artists over the past 18 months. There’s a bit more faffing to do on the this bit, then back to the figure on the cross, to do the final details.

My lovely nephew (in the middle) along with these other wonderful young people have benefited from the Children In Need charity in recent years and now they’re giving something back. They’re the Surprise Squad (more about them here) and you can follow their adventures on BBC1s “The One Show“, 15th – 18th November. I know that times are hard, but if you can spare a quid or two, please consider donating to Children In Need (here). They really do make a difference to young lives. Thank you xxx

Tidying Up

26 Oct

I did a painting of Sparta Puss way back towards the beginning of The Pandemic Lockdown early last year, something a bit fun to put into my window to entertain people out on their regulation 1 hour a day walks. I did it very quickly and now I’m thinking of entering it for an exhibition. But it’s a bit untidy and scruffy so today I got my paints out (Liquitex Heavy Body acrylics) and started doing a tidy up. You can see some of the scruffy bits. It won’t take long and it will make me feel a lot happier about it.

My lovely nephew (in the middle) along with these other wonderful young people have benefitted from the Children In Need charity in recent years and now they’re giving something back. They’re the Surprise Squad (more about them here) and you can follow their adventures on BBC1s “The One Show“, 15th – 18th November. I know that times are hard, but if you can spare a quid or two, please consider donating to Children In Need (here). They really do make a difference to young lives. Thank you xxx

Not All Bish Bash Bosh

24 Oct

There are some odd ideas out there about what it is that artists do, how we make a work of art. Many seem to think that we get the materials together and Bish Bash Bosh, there it is on the canvas, or the plinth, or hot off the printing press. But the reality is lots of preparation, lots of jotting down ideas, lots of working things out before even getting your hands on a prepared canvas or a piece of stone or a block of lino. So here’s my starting point for what I hope will be a new series of woodcut prints. The pad on the left is kept at my bedside and I scribble any ideas that pop up at 4 o clock in the morning – it happens most nights. The sketchbook on the right is for my first jottings and thumbnail sketches, based on the vetted ideas from my bedside book. The process will be long …..oh yes……

My lovely nephew (in the middle) along with these other wonderful young people have benefitted from the Children In Need charity and now they’re giving something back. They’re the Surprise Squad (more about them here) and you can follow their adventures on BBC1s “The One Show“, 15th – 18th November. I know that times are hard, but if you can spare a quid or two, please consider donating to Children In Need (here). They really do make a difference to young lives. Thank you xxx

Faking It In The Evening

13 Oct

Started faking Salvador Dali’s painting “Christ Of Saint John Of The Cross” this evening with a Zoom tutorial by the painter Ed Sumner. Good to study this one up close and really get into the process of how Dali put it together. It’s all about the life drawing. At this stage anyway. Tutorial part 2 is next week. Tired now, off to bed……

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Life Drawing And Home Cooking

3 Oct

This life model likes to hold an unusual pose and this one was great, but an upside down face is really hard to draw. And the foreshortening was wicked. I used Daler Rowney artist’s pastels onto a heavy textured vintage paper, size about A1 – quite big. There was a spotlight on over our model which gave some radical shadows which reminded me of Toulouse-Lautrec’s drawings and paintings at The Folies Bergere so I used quite a harsh purple and green palette. This was a couple of weeks ago at the Swansea Print Workshop weekly life drawing session.

And today I did some baking. Young nephew called over so I had an excuse. Jam tarts (home made jam natch), apricot tart and chorizo / butter bean / cheese pasties. Not much left now 😀

Simple Heads No. 1

31 Aug

I get so precious about my art work sometimes to the point where I can hardly do anything so I’m trying to do a simple head a day for a while, see how I get on. Normally I work directly from life but I’m going to work from imagination on these, which is way out of my comfort zone, but that’s ok. I started this by drawing directly onto Khadi paper with a black soft pastel (Daler Rowney artists series) then I sprayed it with fixative so it wouldn’t get too messy. After that dried I had a bit of a play with gouache paint in cerulean blue, magenta, lemon yellow and white, trying to keep things as free as possible.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Sparta Puss And van Gogh’s Bedroom

21 Aug

I recently painted van Gogh’s Bedroom In Arles and here’s a one minute timelapse film of it. Sparta Puss “helped”. I painted it during a Zoom tutorial with the painter Ed Sumner who started the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook at the start of lockdown in March 2020 to give people something to do. He’s still going strong. This copy is from the original from 1888 at Vincent’s home at 2, Place Lamartine in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France, also known as the Yellow House. He had decorated it ready for Gaugin’s visit and painted three versions.

You can view this film on 4 different platforms if you want – Sparta Puss would love that 😀

Youtube:  https://youtu.be/jYFMZS5GgB8 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CSwrPfADYgu/

Facebook Scribblah page:  https://www.facebook.com/Rosie-Scribblah-Printmaker-and-Scribbler-149442308432211

Facebook Scribblah Ink page:  https://www.facebook.com/scribblahink

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Scribbling On Zoom

18 Aug

I was at a Zoom meeting this evening and I had a bit of a scribble, with a ballpoint pen onto my lined notepad. Just a quick one to keep my hand in. I like the proportions of the Zoom box, that elongated landscape format.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Background Painting

17 Aug

I carried on working on the background in my family zoom quiz painting, putting in the bit of the living room I could see over the upper edge of my laptop. I like it better than my original idea of having the individual ‘boxes’ just hanging in blackness.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

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