'Campaign in Burma' taken from 114A"
The Campaign in Burma appears to have been the book by Frank Owen written in 1946. This is the 1957 edition:
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Monday, 20 November 2017
Sunday, 19 November 2017
Saturday, 18 November 2017
Whitby Fudge Bar
(Acrylic on board, 8 x 8 in.)
Yesterday at Gateshead Art Society I started to work on the recent oil pastel picture but was gently nudged back upstairs by a reminder that as a committee member I should be helping with the setting up of the Xmas Exhibition.
I suppose I should be grateful for that because it allowed me to make sure my four paintings were displayed well. (This has not always been the case.) And it's possible, therefore, that it was so perfectly placed that today at the Opening of the Exhibition it caught the attention of the nice young couple who bought it.
Whatever, it's always gratifying to find that someone is prepared to part with real money for one of your pictures and I hope they get many years of pleasure from the Whitby Fudge Bar.
Friday, 17 November 2017
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Still Life Doodle (WIP)
(Acrylic on board, 10 x 10 in.)
I still haven't decided on a method for preserving squeezed-out acrylic paint at the end of the day, so rather than simply scraping it off the palette and throwing it away, I've been painting it randomly onto small boards.
Last night, I was taken with the idea of trying out a painting idea on one of these prepared boards, using one of a couple of still life doodles I did recently. I think it has potential.
Still Life Doodles
(Marker on paper, each image 3 x 3 in. approx)
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Monday, 13 November 2017
Sunday, 12 November 2017
Saturday, 11 November 2017
Friday, 10 November 2017
Thursday, 9 November 2017
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Monday, 6 November 2017
Sunday, 5 November 2017
Saturday, 4 November 2017
(Markers in A5 sketchbook)
The Friends of Jesmond Old Cemetery asked if, in addition to drawings of specified gravestones and memorials, the Urban Sketchers might also provide them with some drawings of incidental flora and fauna found in the Cemetery.
This is my contribution - ivy, though drawn from an online source rather than actual Cemetery ivy.
Friday, 3 November 2017
Jesmond Old Cemetery
(Marker ink over printed pencil drawing.)
Because of our holiday break in Spain, I wasn't able to get my designated gravestones drawn for inclusion in an Urban Sketchers/Friends of Jesmond Old Cemetery project. In the hope that some of my less specific drawings from our first visit to the Old Cemetery can be used, I spent some time today inking in a copy of my pencil drawing from that Sketch Crawl.
(2B pencil in A4 sketchbook)