Drawing Darkness In The Darkness

Husb and I went to a mini-festival on one of the city’s hills last weekend. It was very dark and we wandered in and out of small barns listening to music and poetry. I had a go drawing the darkness in the darkness. I couldn’t see the paper I was drawing on so had noContinue reading “Drawing Darkness In The Darkness”

A Work Of Art From The Freezer

Husb’s favourite pudding is a traditional fruit crumble. He considers a crumble to be a work of art. I’ve been rooting around in the freezer this week and found a stash of fruit in boxes hidden away. So it was gooseberry crumble a few days ago and today I retrieved some organic loganberries, grown onContinue reading “A Work Of Art From The Freezer”

But Is It Art?

I found some of last Summer’s allotment gooseberries in the freezer, so they had to be converted into a crumble! Husb says it’s a work of art. 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 haveContinue reading “But Is It Art?”

Painting My Plums A Bit More

I started to paint a still life of plums from a food photo I took way back at the beginning of the Covid19 lockdown last Spring. I was cooking like a maniac and my creativity was channelled into photographing what I was doing. The photo is from a recipe called “Hot Buttered Plums” – hereContinue reading “Painting My Plums A Bit More”

Finally Finished Faking Hockney’s Yorkshire Logs

Here’s the finished fake David Hockney painting. I started it on Friday so I’m pretty pleased with the progress. As always I learnt a lot about painting by doing it. I’ve been doing these paintings with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook every Friday. Ed started it at the beginning of theContinue reading “Finally Finished Faking Hockney’s Yorkshire Logs”

More Faking, More Baking

I did some more painting on the Hockney I began on Friday with Ed Sumner’s weekly Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. His work is a lot more complex than it looks, although his compositions seem fairly simple, there are layers and layers of paint and texture piled up on the canvas. I hopeContinue reading “More Faking, More Baking”

The Collage, The Tip And The Cake

I’ve been smearing leftover paints onto nice papers over the past few months, building up a store of collage papers to experiment with. I recently started thinking about the Hafod tip in Swansea which was opposite my bedroom window for much of my childhood. And looming above it in the distance was the equally black and ruinedContinue reading “The Collage, The Tip And The Cake”

Let’s Get Ready To Crumble!

Had a very domestic day today, first babysitting a family toddler – a small, cute, adorable maniac. Then I made an allotment crumble with Bramley apples, raspberries and wild strawberries. It didn’t last long – when it comes to crumble, Husb takes no prisoners!     A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks IContinue reading “Let’s Get Ready To Crumble!”

Baking And Sketching

Another evening walk, another sketch in Cwmdonkin Park. There are plenty of trees so I’m in no danger of running out of subjects any time soon. There are lots more people in the park now that lockdown is easing.   Earlier, I made bread. And pizza, but that got eaten before I could take aContinue reading “Baking And Sketching”

Funny Old Day With Plums

It’s been a funny old day. Quite busy with work, then sorting out my vegetable plants, redesigning my computer station so that I can work standing up, Tai Chi followed by a cold shower with a nod to Wim Hof, the car died and got towed away for scrap, my first reflexology treatment for fourContinue reading “Funny Old Day With Plums”