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Two Sparrows 

Hey there , I have been working recently on a reduction linocut of some sparrows, house sparrows we call them here or little brown jobs. 

Even though they are not the most colourful birds here in Britain, they have a lot of character. And when you look up close they have beautiful colours and pattens in their feathers , all be it in shades of brown and greys. 

So after watching the sparrow army in my lovely new garden I wanted to do something on them and so here is my linoprint and some drawings, would love to hear what you think , cheers ! 

Oops! February, March and Aprils Sketch a Day, best bits…

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This was a bit of a cheat , i had missed loads of days so i divided up my page and did loads of little sketches of british birds, cus I love em!

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It was Shakespeares 400th anniversary of his birth the other day , and i was watching the RSC programme on the bbc , they had extracts from shakespear , opera and dance which these very loose sketches was my attempt to capture  a dance between othello and desdemona, big heavy marks for othello and more fluid delicate marks for desdemona.

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Birds of Paradise sketches..

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DSCF5406I watched `Attenborough’s Paradise Birds` on the iplayer back in february, which inspired me to watch it back and try and sketch the amazing birds he showed on it , here are some of them. The crazy shapes that these birds have evolved into and the colours are just amazing , so colourful compared to British wildlife, not sure where these sketches will go..

I was thinking maybe a large scale painting focusing on the colours and movement of the birds…

For great clips of birds of paradise there is a great you tube channel here.

Thanks for looking, any comments or ideas would be great !

Novembers Best bits of Sketch a day

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It has been a busy and emotional kind of month. and I will admit that i have missed a few days (9 to be precise!) sketching  this month, and sometimes it has felt like a chore. (which is worrying as i have only been doing it 3 months and have another 9 month ahead of me!)

BUT , this month (December) it is my aim to be consistent and put more effort into my sketches, to get myself back on track .

I am going to try to gather some different materials to try drawing with , and maybe think about choosing a theme for this month, like just focus on people and portraits, as it is a family time of year for me.

As always thanks for looking and reading , and good luck in any projects you have going on!

( and you can find me on instagram and facebook )

Lockleaze Festival

I was asked to add some work to a pop up exhibition at the new Hub building in Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze,  Bristol.

My work was amongst the work of the local art group who meet at The Cameron Centre run by Pam Sacree.

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There was a lovely range of work in lots of mediums. There was lots of work done for only a short time up, but well worth it if it gets more people interested  in going along and getting creative!

 

Two Mornings Drawing With The Lovely People At The Cameron Centre, Lockleaze, Bristol…

 As I mentioned in a previous post, I was to do a workshop starting with Ink Drawing , here are a few pictures of some of the work going on from the ink drawing,  to the next week, where we had a go at lino and/or mono printing with linseed oil , oil pastels and oil paint.Ink Drawing Workshop

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I had taken a range of object as possible Drawing inspiration, everyone just got on and drew something with gusto, it was great !

Lino and Mono printing Workshop 

Lino and Mono printing Workshop

Lino and Mono printing Workshop

Lino and Mono printing Workshop

The next week  produced some lovely prints in quite a short time, 2  hours!

It was a lovely experience to go and share some techniques with  them, I had a  great time, hope they did too.

‘A Magpie Rhyme’ , a hand made book

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A Magpies Rhyme

As a project for the artists book club I am a member of, we had to make some sort of folded book. This was my attempt at an accordion illustrated book based on one of the traditional rhymes about magpies.

I made lino prints for all the black parts then painted in the rest with inks and watercolour, with the aims of an edition of 10 I have made 4 so far…