"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, 26 August 2012

Starting a new print - at last!!

After taking what seems like an age over framing and other preparations for a number of exhibitions and art fairs recently. It feels good to start work on a new print. Unfortunately my attempts to get to grips with the workings of my new camera are a bit less successful.

The first colour is a pale rose pink.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Art in the Pen - next weekend

Spent this weekend packing and sorting work to take to Skipton next Friday for Art in the Pen. I had some last minute framing to do, but finally all is ready. I've gone for a bigger pen this year. Not because I have any more work than I took last year. But I thought it would be better for people viewing the work if it was hung in a bigger space. Hopefully the extra expense will be justified.  There are 70 artists taking part this year, a wide cross-section of disciplines; Sculptors, Ceramists, Jewelers, Painters and a few Printmakers. I'm looking forward to meeting up again with some familiar faces from last year and meet some new friends.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Northumberland Interlude

Just back from a weeks holiday on the Northumbrian Coast. A family holiday but still had time to get some work done.

Bamburgh Castle from Hackness Rocks.
Pen and  Ink.
29/07/12. 1140am. Flood tide with the sun high overhead above the castle.

Bamburgh Castle.
Pencil and Watercolour. Half hour sketch before the flooding tide forced me to move off the beach.

Juvenile Wheatear and Juvenile Kittiwake.
Braidcarr Point, Seahouses.
Pen and Ink.

Adult and Juvenile Kittiwakes
Braidcarr Point, Seahouses.
Pen and Ink.

Black Headed Gulls and Curlew.
Seahouses Harbour
Pen and Ink and Pencil

Sunset over Bamburgh from the Harbour Wall, Seahouses.
2015pm, 29/07/12.

The Gatehouse, Etal Castle.
Pen and Ink.

The Gatehouse, Etal Castle.

Fishing boat returning home. Eyemouth harbour.
High Tide, 1300hrs.
Pen and Ink.

Male Kestrel, Braidcarr Point, Seahouses.
02/08/12. 2050pm.
Pen and Ink.

Alnmouth Beach
1500pm, flooding tide