Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Picasso and the pub sketch

I went to Chiddingly today, to have a tour of Farley Farm, home of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. Interesting to hear about all their visitors, especially Picasso....
He tried to pay for a beer with a sketch at the local pub...they didnt accept it!! Now I have a plan for a painting...so went and had a quick sketch of the pub. worked out the brick pattern after a while!
It was a lovely sunny day and a pretty spot.
Watch this space, I hope to get on and paint this before June : )

Saturday, 12 April 2014

An Illustration for a Literary magazine

two versions of the illustration, one with colour just on the characters, before blocking in the remaining colours. Not sure which I prefer.
the illustration features William Shakespeare and Ted Hughes in conversation in the City of London.
Or could be called, Bill and Ted go to the pub : )

Friday, 11 April 2014

sketching for a doggy book...

I can't share too much yet, early days and all, but here is a little peep at plans for some book illustrations. Exciting times...I need to spend another week or so on these sketches and plans before I start my next painting.
These are just roughed (wuffed) out on photocopy paper, very thin, you can see how it has crinkled and given a starburst effect on the scan. I actually rather like that!!

Monday, 7 April 2014

more Battle of Lewes soldiers are at Plumpton

I have been asked to submit a drawing for a commemorative First Day Cover envelope for Plumpton celebrations of the Battle of Lewes anniversary. Great to be part of history...albeit from a very safe distance!!

Progress on Chalk Gallery painting

Here is the progression of the Chalk Gallery painting...
all finished now and off to the framer
All the current gallery artists are featured, some way or another! This was a fun one to do!