"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, 14 February 2010

First Green

I decided to print the first green on the linocut before putting down further shadows onto the headland. The cliffs in the foreground are formed from boulder clay, heavily eroded by rainfall gullies into wonderful abstract lines. Great for carving.

Its been something of a busy weekend. On Friday night we went to the Preview for the Ferens Open Exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. I have had a copy of my Malham Cove Linocut accepted for the exhibition, which runs from 13th February to 18th April. Admission is free to the gallery. So if you are in Hull have a look, there is a great cross section of contemporary art on display, by artists from across Yorkshire and the North of England. Further information can be found at www.hullcc.gov.uk

Yesterday we took a trip over to North Wales, to the Royal Cambrian Academy in Conwy. A quick stopover at Tesco's to pick up some bread gave this opportunity for a brief sketch of an adult Herring Gull perched on one of the carpark lights.

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