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Fanny Eaton, Pre-Raphaelite muse

14 Aug

 This is a fascinating blog I wanted to share. Worth a look.         http://wp.me/p6qHAP-iG

Elizabeth Catlett: Homage To My Black Sisters

23 Jul

  A fascinating read about African American artist Elizabeth Catlett with some beautiful printmaking        http://wp.me/p7xCqc-P0

Troublemaking

18 Jul

Some gorgeous drawings en plein air from Patricia McKenna-Jones, please check them out 😀

 

Source: Troublemaking

Walk Wednesday: A Walk to the Great Pen Y Fan — Brecon Beacons Tourism Blog

5 Jul

PEN Y FAN – The easiest way to the top of Pen y Fan and Corn Du. This week’s Walk Wednesday is all about the highest peak in the National Park and southern Britain. Here’s another great guide, from the man everyone would want to be with in a survival situation! Who struggles to get lost […]

via Walk Wednesday: A Walk to the Great Pen Y Fan — Brecon Beacons Tourism Blog

The Last Howes

3 Jun

Sweynes Howse 5

This is the last of the drawings I did recently of Sweyne’s Howes, this is the more complete northern one. These Neolithic monuments, over 4,000 years old, are part of a lengthy series I have been drawing over the past year and a bit with prehistorian Dewi Bowen and filmmaker Melvyn Williams. We are tracking the Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments that lie along the trail of The Boar Hunt / Y Twrch Trwyth from the book of ancient Welsh legend, The Mabinogion. Dewi is researching for his next book, I’m developing a large body of drawings and prints and Melvyn is filming it all. We’re launching an exhibition, a short film and a small booklet next month at Swansea’s Cinema & Co. More to come……..

The Third Cut

6 May

workers 6

Another bit of cutting and here’s my third proof of the linocut I’m developing, based on original drawings of ancient monuments in South Wales. It’s getting there, but I think I need to cut away more of the sky, so that’ll be the next stage.

 

I have put my series of drawings en plein air of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  If you want to see more, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page. This one is the legendary grave of Saint Elfys (Elvis) in Pembrokeshire, not for from the Presceli Mountains. Elfys? Presceli? Elvis Presley? Coincidence? hhhmmmm

St Elvis

Culture Vulture

28 Apr

Storytelling 1

Just back from a culture vulture evening, with the opening of two exhibitions, at Galerie Simpson and Volcano and the monthly Storytelling at Tapestri. Swansea is buzzing with arty shenanigans tonight. Of course, I had to have a bit of a scribble …….

 

 

I have put my series of drawings of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  Please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page if you’d like to see more of them. This one is Saint Elfys’ Stone in Pembrokeshire. That’s pronounced Elvis BTW 😀

St Elvis

ANOTHER RUSSIA – POST-SOVIET PRINTMAKING

21 Apr

oooohhh! New show at the V&A

Source: ANOTHER RUSSIA – POST-SOVIET PRINTMAKING

But Is It Art?

10 Apr

But is it art? No, it’s  rhubarb crumble.

rhubarb crumble

I just made it. I picked the rhubarb yesterday in the garden. Husb says it’s a thing of beauty. Then he ate it. With lashings of custard. Then he had seconds. Didn’t last long.

 

 

I have put my series of drawings en plein air of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  If you want to see more, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page. This one is the legendary grave of Saint Elfys (Elvis) in Pembrokeshire, not for from the Presceli Mountains. Elfys? Presceli? Elvis Presley? Coincidence? hhhmmmm

St Elvis

Drawing With Liquid Silk  

3 Apr

I was out this evening, giving a talk to the lovely people at the Porth Cawl art group and some of them were interested in how I made my home-made walnut ink, so here it is again. It’s definitely worth doing if you can get your hands on a few walnut fruits, not the nuts, the greeny, apply fruit around the nut is what’s needed. It’s a lovely ink to use, like drawing with liquid silk.

 

Source: Walnut Husk Ink Revisited

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