Tuesday, 30 November 2010
We didn't test it.
Ink and watercolour on paper, 16 x 9 cm. Click the picture for a bigger version.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Friday 26 November to Wednesday 22 December.
Monday to Saturday 10.30 - 5, Sundays 11 - 5. Lewes late night shopping event: Thursday 2 December 6 - 8 pm.
Hop Gallery, Star Brewery, Castle Ditch Lane (off Fisher Street), Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YJ.
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Ink and watercolour, 15 x 9 cm. Click the picture for a bigger version
This is a fascinating view to draw. What strikes me is that there are no skyscrapers breaking up the view. The highest buildings are still the domes of the Baroque churches (of which there are many), and the large white building to the right: "Il Vittoriano" (National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II), which is 81m high.
However, everyone else likes this view as well. I could have stayed drawing for much longer, but I was getting too many spectators to feel comfortable.
Friday, 26 November 2010
And it's probably the only time that one of my paintings will be exhibited next to Tracey Emin.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
New English Art Club
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Ink and watercolour on paper, approx 28 x 9 cm. Click the picture for a bigger version.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Behind me is the Pantheon: the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome, even after two thousand years. To the left, is a curious Bernini fountain with an elephant carrying an obelisk on its back.
Ink and watercolour on paper, 9 x 14 cm. Click the picture for a bigger view.
But the wall I'm sitting on faces a lamppost and a MacDonald's sign, so that's what I draw.
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010
Ink and watercolour on paper, approx 28 x 9 cm. Click the image for a bigger view.
When drawing in a new location, the temptation is to draw the obvious things: the big sites and tourist attractions.
However, the priority has to be somewhere comfortable to sit: away from too many crowds, and preferably where no one can stand behind you watching. Then I draw whatever's in front of me. This often means that I end up drawing something unexpected, that I wouldn't have noticed otherwise.
But wherever you sit in Rome, you find yourself in front of some important world-famous, jaw-dropping, historical monument.
And as a bonus, the sun shines, even in the middle of November.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Final stage of this print, at last.
Seven-stage reduction linocut, 24 x 17cm. (Though now it's finished, I think, "Seven? Surely I could have done it in three?")
It wasn't until I'd started to print this image that I realised it makes a good pair with my "Across the Downs" print: This view is from High and Over, the highest point on the road between Seaford and Alfriston, looking north over the Cuckmere Valley towards Wilmington Hill. The earlier print shows the view looking west from Wilmington Hill, towards Firle Beacon. I wonder if I can get a view from Firle Beacon looking back to High and Over, to complete the circle.