Out from under darkness

Today I’m reminded what it takes to keep uplifted, out from under the darkness of chronic health conditions, those that threaten to hold us hostage from the outside world…thinking of those that I cherish, those that push through the pain & those that physically or mentally can’t. Recent watercolour sketches express my quiet moments witnessing…

A New Term of possibilities

Great to start back at Sudbourne Park Printmakers this week. In preparation, I’ve been working from my Cornwall sketches. My first interpretation of one sketch this week involved using drypoint etching and monotype. On the left, two printing plates (acetate) are shown. The bottom one is etched and inked in a mixture of burnt umber, process…

Essence of Place

This time, I’m simplifying and adapting colour for the impression of feeling and essence of place…of course, knowing when to stop is another issue for another post. Blue evokes the expansive, awakening nature for me and at its palest (my favourite) I find my calm. Orange dances lively across the page, transformational autumn with a…

Simplifying

Following on from the last post, this is an example of moving on and then possibly moving too far on. I’m reminded to bring myself back to the awareness of that one fleeting moment… Firstly, in image one, the sky feels expansive, endless possibilities…Secondly, image two (and my favourite) demonstrates the delicacy and brightness of…

Realisation: Autumn Woodland

The local woodlands are still abundant with rich, striking colours. I love to immerse myself, witnessing nature as the sun rises and sets…sometimes I even sketch. It’s never a case of just what I see, it’s an impression, a feeling. Those feelings however can be so expansive and positively overwhelming that I find my work,…

Autumn Sketches

Everywhere I go there’s my small sketchbook, pens and watercolour. It only takes a few strokes to capture the moment and some additional photos. Inspiration and resources are soon abundant. Waterproof ink was used on this occasion, retaining the structure of the line when washed over with watercolour. My first sketches, below, were scribbly immediate…

The Big Draw, Wickham Market

Looking forward to the private view this evening at All Saints Church, Wickham Market, from 7pm. I shall be exhibiting alongside many talented local artists and will have a small selection of framed and unframed work including etchings and woodcuts. The exhibition will run through Saturday until 4pm. http://www.wmartsproject.co.uk for further details of donations and projects…