More Paper Heaven

Husb and I spent a couple of days in Somerset, mainly at Wookey Hole which, apart from the fantastic caves, also has a museum paper mill. We had a really excellent demonstration and history of the mill, which unfortunately stopped making paper in 2008, but the shop still stocks the lovely handmade sheets in variousContinue reading “More Paper Heaven”

In Paper Heaven…

Husb and I just got back from a couple of days away in Somerset, visiting friends and the caves and paper mill at Wookey Hole. Unfortunately, the mill, one of the last in the UK to make traditional hand-made papers, stopped production in 2008 but it’s been preserved as a museum and there are regularContinue reading “In Paper Heaven…”

Time Lapse Film – Scribbling Pen Y Fan

Here’s a short time-lapse film of me drawing Pen Y Fan en plein air using Derwent Inktense watercolour blocks and a portable watercolour brush. The view is from the Mynydd Illtud standing stone. Raising Funds. My family is raising money for Phil, a younger relative of mine, to have life-changing surgery in Spain. Phil isContinue reading “Time Lapse Film – Scribbling Pen Y Fan”

Scribbling In The Cheese.

I had a couple of days in London last week with work, and I went with some of my colleagues on an evening walking tour of the historic pubs of old London. It was brilliant, good fun and so full of history and interest. The guide was brilliant and showed us lots of the tinyContinue reading “Scribbling In The Cheese.”

The Sugar Loaf, Wales.

I visited the Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre near Libanus earlier this week and I joined a group on a guided walk and took off into the hills. Looking North East, I saw The Sugar Loaf, near Abergavenny, and had a scribble with my new Derwent Inktense blocks. I had a watercolour brush with a reservoirContinue reading “The Sugar Loaf, Wales.”

Scribbling In The Mountains.

Here’s another sketch I did yesterday when I was visiting the Brecon Beacons. I walked a little way from the Visitor’s Centre to an ancient standing stone and noticed dark clouds looming above Pen Y Fan in the distance. So I sat on the grass and scribbled the view with Derwent Inktense blocks onto heavyweightContinue reading “Scribbling In The Mountains.”

Up The Beacons.

I was up the Brecon Beacons today, at the National Park Visitor Centre near Libanus, and it was gloriously sunny. So I had to have a scribble, didn’t I? Pen Y Fan mountain was in the distance so I did a quick sketch using my new Derwent Inktense blocks onto heavyweight Khadi paper. I reallyContinue reading “Up The Beacons.”

Pastels And Pigments.

Husb and I went to the Lake District for a break a couple of weeks ago and took ourselves off to the gorgeous town of Keswick. On the Main Street there’s a lovely little gallery, The Graphite Gallery, where I was able to indulge my love of natural pigments and talk at length with aContinue reading “Pastels And Pigments.”

A Walk To Sgwd Gwladys

Husb and I went for a walk in this afternoon’s sunshine to Sgwd Gwladys (Lady Falls), a waterfall on the Afon (River) Pyrddin. We stopped on the path so I could quickly sketch the view across the river to a mine entrance, partially overgrown, with Rembrandt pastels onto Khadi paper. Sgwd Gwladys is one ofContinue reading “A Walk To Sgwd Gwladys”

Art In A War Zone

Swansea Print Workshop is hosting an important new digital exhibition of extraordinary drawings and illustrations by artists under siege in The Ukraine. Below from left to right: Daria Filipova “24 02”: Grasya Oliyko “HOME”: Mari Kinovych “REFUGEE”: Illia Uhnivenko “NEW CHILDHOOD”. The PICTORIC group of artists reached out to international friends and colleagues asking forContinue reading “Art In A War Zone”