"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.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

More Report Illustrations

Red Kite
Pencil and Ink Wash. 70mm x 170mm.

Marsh Harrier (female).
Pencil and Ink Wash. 70mm x 170mm.

Managed to finish two more illustrations this week and got another two roughed out. These should be finished and ready for posting over the next couple of days.

Good news came in the post a few days ago. One of my two submissions to the Royal Cambrian Academy has been selected for the forthcoming open exhibition. I'm not sure which one though, that will have to wait until I go over and pick up the unselected print. The exhibition opens on 9th January and runs until 7th February 2010. Further information can be found at www.rcaconwy.org

I've also started some preparatory drawings for a couple of new linocuts. I should have something to post from these during the next few weeks.


Keith Tilley said...

I like the sense of depth that you've achieved in these. It shows how important tonal values are in a painting or drawing.

Congratulations on the Royal Cambrian Academy submission.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Thanks Keith

Glad that you think the drawings work. I'm trying to place the bird in the sky, which is of course a three dimensional space rather than just being 'pinned' to the page. The different tonal ranges also I hope, give a sense of movement.