"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, 31 January 2010

Starting a new Linocut

I've put the illustration project to one side for the time being and started a new linocut landscape. Being somewhat impatient, I printed it in the evening under a dodgy artificial light instead of waiting for daylight. As a result the colour is a little darker than I planned but hopefully this shouldn't matter too much.
It is shown in the photograph next to the block, already cut and waiting for the next colour to be printed.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

East Coast Open Exhibition

The East Coast Open Exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery starts today and runs until 28th February.

I have a copy of my Malham Cove linocut hung in the exhibition. Further details can be found on www.scarboroughartgallery.co.uk.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Further work on the bird club report

Juvenile Peregrine
Pencil and Ink Wash. 120mm x 105mm.

Common Snipe.
Pencil and Ink Wash. 95mm x 120mm.

Pencil and Ink Wash. 120mm x 110mm.

Almost finished with the bird club project. Just another couple of drawings to go and a cover to design. Then back to working on a print that I've started to rough out. Watch this space!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Shoveler, Goosander and Fieldfare.

Male Shoveler.
Pencil and Ink Wash. 75mm x 105mm.

Male Goosander.
Pencil and Ink Wash. 140mm x 105mm.

A couple more drawings to add to the set for the 2008 bird report.

And below, field drawings of a Fieldfare.

A single bird taking the last few remaining berries from a bush in a neighbours garden.