After a long break this year, in December I returned to The Forge Print Studio in Digswell. I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed working there again and especially loved seeing- at a distance- many colleagues and catching up with their work and plans for 2021. Still exploring the theme of time and place and …
Continuing with my plan to re purpose some old canvasses I spent Friday working in my studio again. I found a landscape I painted some years ago. At the time I made it my paintings were very minimal, made with layers of paint, scrim, hessian and various materials embedded in the paint. This would be …
Inspired by the landscape and the gallery visits in Cornwall during the past week (and also after viewing the Maggie Hambling:Making Love with the Paint - you must watch)! https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000nx23/maggi-hambling-making-love-with-the-paint I returned to my studio. My sort of loose plan to rework some old canvasses or maybe obliterate the old and layer a new image/work. …
One of my favourite places in the world The LIzard. Such an overwhelming feeling to stand on the edge of the cliff looking out to a seemingly endless seascape.
Square Perspective Playing with perspective in these images used in a collage piece
That's what i call a view! Two years ago in Cornwall - a last minute holiday. Fantastic July weather and what a view. We didn't have to go far with this amazing scenery and spent most of the week just watching the tide and it's ebb and flow.
June Colours and Letters 'Ending with H' Perch: perching often in precarious places! Sketch: sketches taken from my collection of hag stones. Part of Time and Tide Exhibition at Courtyard Arts Winch: Memories of a fabulous stay at the Winch House- complete with the original winch!
six word saturday Beautiful hydrangeas hues pink and blue.
Window looking through the windows. Outside looking in. Inside Looking Out. Art Galleries and Art Studios I have visited in my favourite place- St Ives Cornwall. View from Tate St Ives Cafe
Patchwork Chance into Abstraction_ an exercise in random compositions at a workshop in St Ives a few years back.
Bolt :bolt like ;bolted into.....
Six Word Saturday Challenge
Question: Things can only get better ? Q: Can things only get better? We can but hope they will. Whatever your belief system in 'blank' we trust. Too much time alone to muse Here are some lovely landscapes (for me) to escape into:
sun sea sky circular
Rust and Decay B&W Challenge
Continuing with the theme of Light and Shadows, something we are aware of everywhere in our daily lives and something I am especially interested in... This was a short clip from a time lapse video I made a while back. The camera moved during the day a couple of times so I couldn't use all …
A feature of the landscape around Zennor - the ruins of tin mines dotted across the landscape...looking up through the space that was the roof top A wistful memory of a trip to St Ives some years ago looking down from the top of the sea wall to the sea.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWordless Wednesday
curved lines, lines of cows, harbour curves, piers.
Random lines Random musings with lines: Bird lined up on a boat- I could have edited to line up better- maybe I should but this is how I took these shots. My obsession with pebbles.....and a stone wall with lovely lined up stones
Square Tops Challenge : TOPrail and Carn TOPna
to·pog·ra·phy (tə-pŏg′rə-fē) n. pl. to·pog·ra·phies 1. Detailed, precise description of a place or region.
Square Tops: Atop a Green Hill far away. Recently I have mentioned (several times - sorry ) my visit to Cornwall back in November where on a wet and windy day I was out sketching The Island. I was some distance away and visibility was not good, so squinting my eyes I drew a series …
Hidden: Apologies if I have gone overboard with this one! I need to edit my enthusiasm 🙂
Birds What a lovely distraction trawling through images in my library and memories of holidays past. Strangely these birds are black and white anyway. Taken in Cornwall, Thorpness and a trip to a Whipsnade Zoo with the children. CB&W:Birds