Tag Archives: Birkrigg Common

BBBRRRRR 2!!!!!

29 Jan

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Husb and I spent a few days in The Lake District earlier this week and visited the stupendous Castlerigg stone circle near Keswick.

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I did a quick scribble, just a few seconds as it was so cold, freezing! I used conté crayons in white, sanguine and black into my A4 spiral bound brown paper sketchbook.

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I am putting my series of drawings of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  If you want to buy one, you can see them by clicking on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page.

St Elvis

BBBBRRRRRRR!!!!!!

28 Jan

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Husb and I spent a few days in the Lake District this week. It was freezing cold! Temperature dropped to about -4° Celsius at night. We went walking on Birkrigg Common and I did a quick sketch. Very quick as my hands rapidly became too cold to draw. It forces you to focus on the bare essentials of what is before you, there’s no time for detail. I used white, sanguine and black conté crayon into my A4 spiral bound brown paper sketchbook from Seawhites of Brighton.

 

I am putting my series of drawings of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  If you want to buy one, you can see them by clicking on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page.

St Elvis

The Druid’s Circle

8 Sep
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Here’s another drawing I did last month during my flying visit to The Lake District. It was glorious weather and I was staying just a few minutes walk from the Birkrigg Common which has a rare example of a double circle of Neolithic stones, there are only about 30 double circles in Britain. I’ve put this drawing onto my gallery at Artfinder, please click here if you’d like to see more.

 

Tea with me at The Workers Gallery – a chance to see my new solo show with lashings of tea and homemade cakes – bara brith, elderflower and lemon sponge, orange polenta gluten free cake, Victoria Sandwich, parmesan biscuits – and art in the gorgeous Cynon Valley.

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The Druid’s Temple

24 Aug

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I spent a few days in glorious sunshine in The Lake District in Cumbria last week and I just happened to be staying a few minutes walk from Birkrigg Common where there is a lovely Neolithic double stone circle, The Druid’s Temple. Double stone circles are rare so it was a treat to be able to sit and draw at one in such wonderful conditions. It makes a change to sketch in sunshine instead of battling gales, rain and sleet! Summer finally arrived in Britain!

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I worked with conté crayons in black, white and sanguine and also Daler Rowney artist soft pastels The paper is Fabriano that I had prepared with several layers of gesso and then drizzled it with my own home-made walnut ink.

“The Druid’s Circle” is now available for sale in my Artfinder gallery, please click here to take a look.

 

 

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Solo show: Yr Helfa / The Hunt

Over the last seven months, I have been travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams in all weathers with my portable drawing board, portfolio of Fabriano paper and a bag full of assorted artist’s materials to draw our ancient heritage.  Dewi is researching his latest book on Neolithic monuments and Melvyn is making a documentary film of our literary and artistic adventures.

I’ve done around 50 drawings now and these will be exhibited in my solo show in The Worker’s Gallery in the Rhondda Valley in September. Please click here to find out more about it.

 

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