I am so thrilled at the success of this picture, not only did it win Best in Show and Best Landscape awards at the 2017 UKCPS Annual exhibition, it has also got second runner up in the Ken Bromley Art Supplies catalogue cover competition and..... now it has sold at the Clevedon exhibition here in Somerset, so it has really paid me back for all the time and effort put in to it.
Friday, 28 April 2017
Sunday, 19 March 2017
I started this one along time ago and thought it deserved to be finished, so hear it is.
Pastels, both soft and pencils on Fisher 400 paper which is my favourite support for pastels. You can get so many layers and the pastel keeps on sticking. Produces much less dust too and is not so delicate either. An all round great paper.
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Oh dear, such a long time since the last post. This is one I have been working on and recently finished. I so love these old trees covered in moss. This was something of a challenge but I do like a challenge!
Title: I haven't found anything suitable yet
Support: Fabriano Artistico HP 300gsm (my favourite paper)
Media, Prismacolour pencils and Pro Marker blender pen.
Size 14" x 14"
My ref photo taken on Dartmoor last year.
I have been out on the Quantock hills at Fyne Court this morning looking for some more old trees to draw. I'm on a roll and it was such a beautiful day it would have been a shame to waste it.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
This is the last one just completed for my Exhibition at the Ilminster Art Centre on 16th May. I have been working flat out to produce some new work to show and am now done. I think I will take a short break now and get on with some gardening which badly needs doing.
Watching the girls go by
Here are a couple of others that will also be at the show.
One of the Few
Wash and Brush-up
Monday, 11 April 2016
I cant believe it was February when I last posted.
This is to go with the Spring Meadow - Hares. Thought the fox looked a little disappointed that the hares have sussed him in the grass. No breakfast for him then!
Support: Fabrianno Artistico HP
Mounted onto cradled board. Size: 50 x 20cms
Sunday, 20 December 2015
Just completed 'The Stare'. It was drawn on Mellotex paper and then mounted onto a cradled wooden panel. I used 3B 6B and 2H pencils and the background was done using a large graphite block (Derwent) Size: 50cms x 40cms.
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Pat crossed over the rainbow bridge recently and left his family very upset. This picture was commissioned for the husband as a Christmas present and for the family to remember him by.
Paper: Fabrianno Artistco HP
Pencils: Faber Castell Polychromos.
I am safe to post this as they don't really do computers so very unlikely that it will be seen.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
This is my contribution to the Strathmore Pass the Journal project. Starthmore the paper manufacturers, are sending a number of journals around the world to artists to fill in. Each artist has a double page to use for whatever subject or medium they choose. This is my contribution. Reference photo by Gary Jones with thanks.
Thursday, 7 May 2015
I cant believe how long it's been since my last post.
This is my most recent drawing. I wanted to achieve something with some dramatic lighting using graphite. The uneven background is not quite so obvious in the original, the scanner has accentuated some marks etc which you do not see.
I intend to mount it onto a cradled wooden panel, so no frame needed.
Graphite pencil 3B, XL Derwent graphite block and graphite dust.
Support: Mellotex paper
Title: Moon Shadow