Drawing at Grand Parade

Drawing at Grand Parade

I nipped down to Grand Parade in Brighton last Friday to see ‘Mobility of the Line/Utility of the Line. This is their outline: Line is the constitutive moment of every drawing and forms the core element of any design. It cannot be reduced to a purely linear system, but rather takes on complex and dynamic … Continue reading

Drawing daily

Drawing daily

Drawing daily was my mantra for many years, especially all those years ago when I decided that this was to be my vocation; a full time artist. I caught the bug, as it were, for drawing daily and so I set myself various tasks to ensure this practice. Practice for an artist has multiple meanings … Continue reading

Back to Drawing

Back to Drawing

I concluded a month of art at the Brighton Open Houses by nipping down to the Old Market in Hove for an afternoon of drawing. With the car loaded up with paintings it was nice to get back to drawing from the model and see a few friends there too. May is such a busy … Continue reading

Inspiring painters – Winslow Homer

Inspiring painters – Winslow Homer

Looking through my sketchbook for drawings and ideas for new paintings I came across a couple of drawings that made me get excited for a new large canvas. I generally piece drawings together and as I sketchbooks full of drawings I have a never ending source for paintings. The drawings I have chosen are of … Continue reading

Mobility of the line

I nipped down to Grand Parade in Brighton last Friday to see ‘Mobility of the Line/Utility of the Line exhibition An intro by them: Line is the constitutive moment of every drawing and forms the core element of any design. It cannot be reduced to a purely linear system, but rather takes on complex and … Continue reading

Back to Screen printing

It has to be at least 15 years since I have done some screen printing and this was at college. College was a real luxury for me, they had all of the equipment to try, limitless paper and encouraged us to stay as long as we wanted. I was in for a treat when I … Continue reading

2013 in review

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 590 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 10 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading

Drawing Circus; Norse Mythology

Drawing Circus; Norse Mythology

Last night I spent another enjoyable couple of hours with fellow sketchers at the Brighton Draw monthly event, themed Norse Mythology. They had just quickly, so they said, put together some very striking sets for the models to pose on, draped black cloths with white fur, scattered now and then with a brilliant white animal … Continue reading