The Gloucester Hole

I sat on the bank of the River Wye today, in Wales, looking across at England. The river forms the border in the town of Chepstow and Husb and I did a day trip and ended up there. I had a bit of a scribble en plein air on my Khadi paper sketchpad with DalerContinue reading “The Gloucester Hole”

Sparta Puss And van Gogh’s Bedroom

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 toContinue reading “Sparta Puss And van Gogh’s Bedroom”

Scribbling On Zoom

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 haveContinue reading “Scribbling On Zoom”

Background Painting

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 MyContinue reading “Background Painting”

My Little Helper

Here’s a little time lapse video of Sparta Puss helping to paint a copy of a portrait of Frida Kahlo by the artist Nettsch (Annette Feldmann). She often helps. She’s very good at drinking the painting water; walking across the palette and leaving multi coloured footprints on the floor; chewing the end of the brushContinue reading “My Little Helper”

The Sticky One

Here are some more sketches I did at Rosehill Quarry yesterday during the labyrinth refurbishment. I had some of my home-made walnut ink with me but no nib pens, so I rooted around on the ground for a bit of stick and used that instead. I should do it more often because it’s very freeing.Continue reading “The Sticky One”

Cockling The Labyrinth

Back in 1987, the Rosehill Quarry Project was turning an overgrown disused quarry on the outskirts of Swansea’s city centre into a nature reserve and community park. One of the things that was built there was a Cretan labyrinth. It was cut into the turf, revealing the red ash surface of the old tennis courtsContinue reading “Cockling The Labyrinth”

A Painting Now In A Minute

I painted a seascape a few weeks ago – here’s a timelapse video of me doing it – all in just a minute – I wish! 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 givenContinue reading “A Painting Now In A Minute”

Rosehill Quarry Brought Me A Husband

I did this sketch a couple of weeks ago in Rosehill Quarry, a place very dear to me. Swansea musician and composer Angharad Jenkins, “Sienco”, who lives near the Quarry worked with the local community to write a new folk song based on the history of the place, which is fascinating. The stone from RosehillContinue reading “Rosehill Quarry Brought Me A Husband”

Testing, Testing 1,2,3…

I’m doing some teaching tomorrow, taking a group of people for a walk to an inner city nature park, a reclaimed quarry and we’re going to be doing cyanotypes (aka sunprints). I’ve always done these from scratch in the past, mixing the chemicals and coating paper or fabric myself, but this time I’ll be usingContinue reading “Testing, Testing 1,2,3…”