"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, 25 November 2012

Fungi. Colour 1 and 2

A second attempt at a subject that I have already unsuccessfully tried. The drawing , offset from the block gives the composition away.

Colour 2 a pale orange.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Fishlake Church

Fishlake from the Nab
9 Colour Reduction Linocut. 183mm x 275mm. Edition of 10.

Finished the Fishlake print with one final darker green, having resisted the temptation to add more and more darks.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Another Art Scam

I received another email yesterday from someone attempting an art scam. This is the third one I've received over the last twelve months, I'm beginning to feel like I'm being picked on. Has anyone else experienced the same or had more than this? Each time I have received exactly the same email (word for word) from three different yahoo addresses. So if you receive the following in your in box delete it:

Hello seller, i came across your item on Folksy, I'm interested in immediate purchase of your item.

1) Is the item still available for sale?

2) Are you the real owner of the item?

3) What is the present condition of the item?

4) Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?

5) what is the final asking price?

Kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :

hope to read from you soon.

Best Regards

I have also received this email from the following addresses:


I know this is tarring everyone with the same brush, but if you receive an enquiry from an Oceanographer or Oil Rig worker in the Gulf (genuine Oceanographers and Oil Rig Workers please accept my apologies for this), or anyone else currently in an isolated spot trying to buy a present in a hurry for their mum etc. Be very wary if you send a reply to them. My advice would be to just delete the email.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Nearly Finished

We are getting to the stage now when it becomes difficult to decide just how much more fiddling around to do. The next dark layer will more clearly define the trees around the buildings and the foreground grasses, but do I do another dark after that? I want to keep the tonal changes quite subtle and I certainly don't want to use black or any tone so dark.