The Trim Trail And The Lurgi.

Had a bit of a lurgi this week so I hadn’t been down to the Trim Trail for a few days. It’s a free outdoor gym on the promenade of Swansea Bay, about 15 minutes walk away. I try to get a half hour workout 3 or 4 times a week. Stupidly, I didn’t paceContinue reading “The Trim Trail And The Lurgi.”

Digital Finger

Still got a rotten cold and it’s been pouring down today so drawing opportunities indoors were limited. Husb stepped up as usual. I tried something different with my Samsung Galaxy Tablet, doing a finger painting and then using the stylus to scribble over it, with the Magic Marker app. I’m enjoying experimenting with digital drawing;Continue reading “Digital Finger”

Crumbly Gargoyle

Husb and I spent a couple of days in Dieppe in North-West France last week and I did a few scribbles as I wandered around. I’m a bit of a sap for old churches, especially those with flying buttresses and gargoyles and Saint Remy has loads of crumbling gargoyles grimacing down into the narrow, cobbledContinue reading “Crumbly Gargoyle”

Nude And Flower

Here’s a life drawing of one of our older models; a retired teacher who is covered with tattoos. I drew her in Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens and black and white conte crayon, onto a piece of mountboard that I’d prepared with a couple of coats of acrylic gesso and then randomly sponged some IndianContinue reading “Nude And Flower”

Comfort Food

As I get over the lurgi, poor Husb goes down with it! He’s been looking after me for the past month and it’s my turn now. He needs comfort food so some home-made chicken and vegetable soup followed by a banana cake with Snickers cream. That’s two Snicker bars, melted with a pot of doubleContinue reading “Comfort Food”

Just A Quickie

The lurgi is still with me but I managed a couple of hours pottering today, showing an old friend some of my work in exhibitions, then I went home and crashed. It’s very frustrating because I can’t get the energy to do any artwork when I’m in this state. So here’s one I did earlierContinue reading “Just A Quickie”

Wobbly Lurgi Man

I finally went to the doctor today because my lurgi just wasn’t shifting. I had to wait a while so I got stuck in, drawing the chap opposite me in the waiting room. Unfortunately, it was boiling in there and that set off my hideous hacking cough, which made the drawing very wonky. I hadContinue reading “Wobbly Lurgi Man”

Big Paw, Little Boots

I’m past the exhausted, bed-ridden phase of the lurgi and I’m quite alert but the downside is that I’m awake to feel every miserable symptom. The medications don’t seem to be helping much any more so I’m trying to take my mind off it by sketching Husb and his boots. Sparta likes this little blueContinue reading “Big Paw, Little Boots”

Back And Raring To Go!

I’ve had five whole days away from the computer. The RSI problem came back with a vengeance and coupled with a nasty lurgi, I decided to take a bit of a break from t’Internet. I’ve still been busy in the studio though, developing some plans for a series of larger scale subtractive drawings. I stretchedContinue reading “Back And Raring To Go!”