That’s How I Roll

So I went to the Glynn Vivian art gallery this evening for a talk by the artist Bedwyr Williams. I sat at the back because there was a light on there in the otherwise dark room and I though “Ah, I can use that light to draw into my small but perfectly formed sketchbook.” JustContinue reading “That’s How I Roll”

Take A Hike

There’s so much going on in Swansea this weekend and I’m going to give it all a plug because there’s a lot of people living in Swansea who are professional complainers and bang on about nothing happening, which isn’t true, so why not get into town tomorrow (Sunday) and take a hike around the cityContinue reading “Take A Hike”

Alban Hefin: Summer Solstice

Husb and I caught the midsummer sunset at Mynyddbach Common, one of the city’s high points, last night just before 9.40pm.       The colours were extraordinary and my digital camera didn’t really catch the range of colours in the lower sky. Of course, I had to have a scribble, with Daler Rowney artistContinue reading “Alban Hefin: Summer Solstice”

Turning Over A New Page….

I do quite a bit of teaching, to adults, and many have a big problem with drawing, they feel that they can’t draw and that when they try, they get very demoralised because “it isn’t perfect”. So many people have unrealistic expectations about drawing and don’t realise that, like any skill, it takes commitment, practiceContinue reading “Turning Over A New Page….”

Scribbling Heads

And here’s the last drawing I did at the Glynn Vivian art gallery in Swansea the other evening. Husb and I went to the private view and curators’ talk for the new drawing exhibition, “Hand Drawn Action Packed“. It’s a really good show and it’s free entry too. I scribbled these heads into my littleContinue reading “Scribbling Heads”

Fitting It In

  Husb and I were at the preview of the new drawing exhibition, “Hand Drawn Action Packed” at Swansea’s most excellent Glynn Vivian art gallery the other evening. I scribbled of course, which was fitting, given that it’s a drawing exhibition.  I find it difficult to cram an entire subject onto the page – IContinue reading “Fitting It In”

A Captive Audience

  The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea has a fabulous drawing exhibition, “Hand Drawn Action Packed“, which opened with a guided talk from the show’s curators, Roger Malbert and Antonia Shaw. These events are always good for a quick scribble, people are generally quite still. I always carry a sketchbook – this is anContinue reading “A Captive Audience”