Saturday, 21 May 2016

Sit rep


Art work grinds on at half the speed of smell... Got the first aquatint done on this plate, PB the 8th. So busy at the moment with work, the house, the Aged P - no time for anything else. But that has been my mantra for so long now I'm boring myself.

I shouldn't complain about work being busy as it means the business is taking off. Potentially five new pieces of work came in this week which means that, if they all go ahead, the next couple of months will be pretty busy. This is a good thing but I need to plan carefully so I can fit in some art time. Lighter evenings, twilight studio sessions perhaps, data fatigue allowing.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Saturday life drawing






Starting a new plate

Had a day at Red Hot Press this week minding the shop. Managed to make a start on new plate Dramatis Personae. Transfering the basic image onto the plate to make the first line etch. More characters will be added but this is the initial drawing to get started.

Building on a Foundation at Southampton City Art Gallery

 
Prints by members of Red Hot Press are on show at Southampton City Art Gallery at the moment. I have two pieces on display - my dragon roof tile and of course, PB has to get in on the act! He wouldn't miss out! On until 24 June 2016.
















Saturday, 9 April 2016

Dramatis Personae

All this etching in fits and starts is really frustrating but we're off again, PB and I. Working on some drawings for my next image. This one is a bit of a regrouping... A gathering of the clan. Taking stock of the PB 'family'. New characters coming soon.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

March life drawing


It was our monthly life drawing day with Brian at the art gallery yesterday; there was all kinds of bad drawing and painting going on from me! Just couldn't get any proportions correct.

I had high hope for the painting as we had a two-hour pose but the fire alarm went off an hour into te pose and we lost half an hour to standing around outside in the cold. Not that I'm blaming my rubishness on that of course...! I was just having an off day.




Imprint2 PV

The private view was well attended and we mad some sales. Job done! 

Photos taken by Katherine Anteney.






Sunday, 28 February 2016

Imprint2

It's up! We hung the show at Harbour Lights today. More pictures to come. Opening on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9pm. Join us for a glass of wine and meet the artists.


Saturday, 27 February 2016

Evening life drawing

When the Hamble life drawing class folded, I was really disappointed. I found a fairly local evening class to attend in the interim but unfortunatley it's on a Tuesday evening so clashes with Cowprint and the Harbour Lights opening of Imprint2. I've missed a few sessions therefore.

The course is run very differntly to the Hamble sessions and indeed most of the life drawing I've done in the past. It's much more focused on teaching basic drawing skills so the tutor has us do various exercises. I try to go with it but much prefer to just do my own thing. Yours, Wayward of Southampton.









Life drawing again!

Had a great day last Saturday; a full day of life drawing and painting at the Art Gallery with Brian, the tutor from the Hamble classes. It was a really good session - good to paint again having not done so since before Christmas. This painting is just a sketch really, done in about an hour in a half. Must try to get ore of the background in next time.
20 minute pose

20 minute pose

Thursday, 11 February 2016

'As flies to wanton boys': The Rise of the Precariat

Finished and a couple of the edition pulled ready for Imprint2 at Harbour Lights later this month.

Usually I have the next image brewing before finishing whatever I'm working on, but nothing doing at the moment...