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?”

Bruised, Sore And Hoarse. Marvellous!

Didn’t post here last night because I was AT A GIG – Skindred – for the first time since lockdown started. That’s 18 months without live music. It was BRILLIANT but I’m absolutely knackered today. My feet feel bruised, my neck is sore from headbanging and I can hardly speak because I screamed myself hoarse.Continue reading “Bruised, Sore And Hoarse. Marvellous!”

Life Drawing And Home Cooking

This life model likes to hold an unusual pose and this one was great, but an upside down face is really hard to draw. And the foreshortening was wicked. I used Daler Rowney artist’s pastels onto a heavy textured vintage paper, size about A1 – quite big. There was a spotlight on over our modelContinue reading “Life Drawing And Home Cooking”

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”

Painting My Plums

Back at the beginning of lockdown, about 16 months ago now, I lost all interest in doing art but got obsessively into cooking. I took photos of what I was doing as I went along and blogged them. Then I found Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook and got stuck into doingContinue reading “Painting My Plums”

The Boy And The Pudding

I did some more work on the “Upside Down Boy” painting today. He’s a young relative who seems to like hanging upside down. When I’m working from photos, I like to turn them upside down anyway because I find it easier to get a likeness, you don’t get distracted by what you think is there,Continue reading “The Boy And The Pudding”

Faking The Ultimate Kitsch

Finished faking the Green Lady, portrait of Monica Pon-su-san by Vladimir Tretchikoff

Green Lady’s Yellow Frock

I’ve nearly finished the copy of Vladimir Tretchikoff’s “Green Lady” that I started a couple of weeks ago. I think her head is just about done now, so today I did a lot of work on the yoke of her dress. It’s an elaborate embroidered silky fabric and I’ve never painted anything like this before.Continue reading “Green Lady’s Yellow Frock”