Tag Archives: Cynon Valley

The Replacements

9 Sep

williams-marie

And another lovely Baby Boomer, willing to sit for a thirty minute portrait sketch. It’s not easy to sit still and silent and have someone staring hard at you but it’s so interesting for me to be spending this time sketching and drawing. This is turning into so much more than a drawing project. I’m getting such insight into our collective experience as we’re morphing into elders. It’s weird, because it doesn’t seem that long ago we were starting our journey into adulthood, guided by, and rebelling against, our elders …. and now we’re replacing them.

 

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.

Invitation

 

The Druid’s Circle

8 Sep
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SONY DSC

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.

Invitation

 

The Warrior Returns

5 Sep

2016 August 1

I started working with this particular model some time ago, when a young student with plans to join the army. I have masses of drawings of him which I developed into many prints – monotypes, etchings and even the occasional painting. We’ve had a gap of several years while he has been away travelling as a professional soldier but we met up again recently and hope to resume our professional relationship in the future. I did a couple of drawings, just some quick ones to familiarise myself with his features. It takes a while to get back into working with someone after a gap, I’m a bit rusty but now I have some drawings to refer to, I can see where I’ve gone wrong and what I need to do.

 

Tea with me at The Workers Gallery – a chance to see my new solo show with lashings of tea and home-made cakes in the gorgeous Cynon Valley.

Invitation

There’s more of my art to be seen in my online Gallery in Artfinder. Please click here to visit. Thank you.

 

 

 

Straight Ahead

4 Sep

Williams M

When I’m drawing Baby Boomers, I let people choose how they will sit for me, whether to look straight ahead, or off to one side, or up, or down. It varies a lot. This sitter looked directly at me but because he’s a lot taller, there’s a surprising amount of foreshortening on his face, with a much larger jawline than there would be if we shared the same eye level. It makes him look much sterner than he really is. He had some cool reflections in his specs too.

 

Tea with me at The Workers Gallery – a chance to see my new solo show with lashings of tea and home-made cakes in the gorgeous Cynon Valley.

Invitation

There’s more of my art to be seen in my online Gallery in Artfinder. Please click here to visit. Thank you.

 

Back To Booming

1 Sep

After a totally hectic month building up to installing my new solo exhibition in the most excellent Workers Gallery in Ynyshir, I have my life back …. well until tomorrow when I will be drawing some more Baby Boomers. I’m trying to schedule a Baby Boomer drawing day once a week until I finish the 100 thirty-minute portrait sketches that I’ve set as my target.

Donovan P

Here’s one I did in my last Boomer session, a very strong, decisive countenance. I am drawing into my hardbacked, spiral bound A3 size sketchbook with a graphite stick. When I started the series I was using drawing pens, but I think a graphite stick is better suited to 30 minutes as I have to work quickly and freely and drawing pens force me into too much detail.

 

Tea with me at The Workers Gallery – a chance to see the exhibition with lashings of tea and home-made cakes in the gorgeous Cynon Valley.

Invitation

There’s more of my art to be seen in my online Gallery in Artfinder. Please click here to visit. Thank you.

 

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