"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Back to the illustration project

Cormorant. Pencil and Ink Wash. 130mm x 120mm.

I 've been busy over the last week, mounting and framing my submissions for the Royal Cambrian Academy exhibition. And on saturday we drove over to Conwy in North Wales to deliver them to the gallery. It should have been a good day out and the weather held for the drive across to Wales. But as we arrived in Conwy it started raining heavily and didn't stop for the rest of the day. However, the artwork was safely delivered so its fingers crossed for good news in a week or so time after the selection committee has made its deliberations.

I have managed to complete some work, roughing out more drawings for the bird club report and getting the Cormorant above completed. The drawing is based on the pen sketch I posted recently of a bird drawn at Denaby Ings.

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