Some eyes popped out of my journal last night! I love the way that working like this leads to such unexpected delights. I definitely prefer putting down some random acrylic paint and ink first as a starter to work on. Very relaxing & therapeutic for winter nights!
A lot of my posts pose the question – is it art? And this week I have been thinking about my doodling and intuitive art practice. I have always doodled a lot, especially in long meetings and there is evidence that it helps you listen, so I have taken that to be a good thing!Continue reading “Mindful drawing, doodling, adult colouring… is it art?!”
I have long had an interest in mindfulness and drawing but today was a first when I took part in an online Zoom meditation drawing session guided by artist Katie Solohub. Whilst I have a daily meditation practice, I have not ever tied my art and my meditation together before. However, it makes sense thatContinue reading “Listen to the silence…..”
This week I have been thinking about drawing – specifically the need to recreate a visual scene accurately or at least semi accurately. For the past few weeks I have been going to the same spot most days and drawing. But nothing I have drawn would be recognisable as the physical place. However for meContinue reading “Does a drawing have to look like somewhere?”
I am working on extending my new series based on Forton Lake and developing some more work based on the area. I have been spending a lot of time, mindfully recording what I see, what I hear and what I feel when I walk around the shores of the lake. An interesting exercise to doContinue reading “A Mindful moment – sound drawings”
Away from my studio for a few days, so I have broken out a new concertina sketchbook to fill up with sketches. I did this last year for the first time and found it immensely satisfying to record the local area in light fun sketches instead of endless photographs (which to be fair, I stillContinue reading “Fun with my sketchbook”
I was just reminded that it was two years ago that I drew this map of Gosport when a new art gallery (Yellow Edge) was opening in the town. There was a perception from visitors from Portsmouth that Gosport was “too far”, so I decided to show them that the gallery was a simple walkContinue reading “Hand-drawn map of Gosport”
I’ve been busy this year, I spent last year messing about and just seeing where I wanted my work to go and whilst I have some firm ideas about what I want to do now, I am not yet happy with my level of skills to get me there. You can never learn enough orContinue reading “Sketchbook work and lots of juicy courses!”
My expressive life drawing classes with Chris Wood is a huge learning curve each week. I am really enjoying the challenges Chris sets us and what I’ve been able to achieve. Each week I unravel a little and produce something a little more expressive and loose.At the moment we are doing collage and texturedContinue reading “‘Domestic pieces’ – expressive life drawing”
This was the result of my last life drawing session with Chris Woods – an A1 collage of 17 life drawings of the same model – pastel on brown paper. I’ve had a lot of fun loosening up my style over the term and I am looking forward to more after Easter!