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A Quickie Down The Pub.

2 May
A Quick Sketch In The Local Pub.

Popped into our local pub, The Brunswick Inn, for a couple of hours a few evenings ago with some family, listening to the acoustic live music and just chatting, like things were before Covid19. Of course I had a quick scribble ……

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 have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Pastel Sausages And Scribbles.

30 Apr
Trying out my new pastels.

I gave my new pastels from Florence Paintmakers a go today, on some black paper, just messing around to get the feel of them. Nice. Looks like a box of sausages though 😀

Scribbling a head. More to come.

Then I had a go at sketching a head from a photo. Didn’t have time to do much today, but I’ll finish this tomorrow. I like the easy, scribbly action of the pastels, although they’re very soft and crumbly. Gorgeous though.

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 have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

29 Apr
Ochres from Clearwell mines.

As well as the gorgeous mineral pastels from Cumbria I featured in my last blog post, I also have these lovely pots of mineral pigments from the Clearwell Cave mine in the Forest of Dean. Husb and I visited last Autumn and were amazed by the beauty of the underground caverns, which are reasonably easy to get around. But my main motive for going there was to buy some of the pigments they mine there. Ochre has been mined there by Freeminers for about 4,500 years and it’s still going strong.

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 have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Pastels And Pigments.

27 Apr
The pastel tins from Florence Paintmakers.

Husb and I went to the Lake District for a break a couple of weeks ago and took ourselves off to the gorgeous town of Keswick. On the Main Street there’s a lovely little gallery, The Graphite Gallery, where I was able to indulge my love of natural pigments and talk at length with a fellow enthusiast. The gallery stocks pigments made locally by Florence Paintmakers, a Cumbrian artists’ collective in Egremont. I couldn’t resist them. I can’t wait to get stuck in!

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 have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

A Walk To Sgwd Gwladys

24 Apr
A quick sketch of the Afon Pyrddin River.

Husb and I went for a walk in this afternoon’s sunshine to Sgwd Gwladys (Lady Falls), a waterfall on the Afon (River) Pyrddin. We stopped on the path so I could quickly sketch the view across the river to a mine entrance, partially overgrown, with Rembrandt pastels onto Khadi paper. Sgwd Gwladys is one of the many features of “Waterfall Country” in the Brecon Beacons National Park, which has the greatest concentration of waterfalls, cascades and caves in the UK. We did the walk after we’d had a fantastic Sunday roast at the Sgwd Gwladys lodge in Pontneddfechan.

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 have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Watching And Scribbling.

23 Apr
People-watching at the Jack Jones gig.

Husb and I went out to a gig last night, a local venue to see a local musician and poet, Jack Jones of the band Trampolene, doing a solo acoustic gig. It was great, really lively. Of course, I had to have a scribble.

Cool people at The Bunkhouse.

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 have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Catching Up

18 Apr
A Continuous Line Drawing.

Today I hung out with my young niece. Her phone charger broke last night so we went into the city to get a new one. When we got home, she had to catch up with the world which gave me a chance to sketch her on the settee, having an extended sesh on social media. I’m planning on this settee featuring a lot in my work over the coming year so I’m making observations as I draw the people on it. I used the continuous line drawing technique with a ballpoint pen into my A5 leather-bound sketchbook.

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 have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Prepping

17 Apr
The first of many preparatory sketches.

After doing so much painting during the pandemic lockdown, with the irrepressible Ed Sumner of the Cheese and Wine Painting Club, I decided I’d do more painting this year, but self- generated ones, portraits of friends and family. So I’m making a start with Husb.

My first step is to do preparatory sketches, to get a composition that I like and to practice different bits. These are the first of many. I used a ballpoint pen into an A6 sketchbook, using the continuous line drawing technique. I’ve got a long way to go but each little sketch refines my final vision.

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 have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Scribbles And Scratchings

16 Apr
Making marks and textures.

Here’s the last drawing from my recent trip to The Lake District. I went to see Castle Rigg, the ancient stone circle, but it was packed with visitors and I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to draw. So I walked the perimeter of the field and looked out into the countryside and this vista caught my eye. I tried not to get bogged down in detail, instead concentrated on building up layers and layers of textured marks and then scratched into them. I used Rembrandt pastels onto Khadi paper.

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 have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Fog From The Tower.

14 Apr
Many Layers Of Soft Pastels.

Husb and I spent a few days in The Lake District, on a little peninsula called Roa Island, in a house with a tower and fantastic scenery over Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea. One day it was light but foggy so I decided to draw the view from one of the Tower windows. It was hard! It was so misty and indistinct and the colours so subtle. It reminded me of some of the atmospheric paintings of J.M.W. Turner. It’s more complex than it looks, it’s built up of layers and layers of little marks in lots of colours, using Rembrandt pastels onto a very heavy and textured Khadi handmade paper. It’s interesting coming so far out of my comfort zone.

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 have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

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