Where did it go? Summer more or less evaded me in a maelstrom of bad events and unforeseen mis-understandings. Much went awry, and yet here we are, back in the world of blog, and one thing remains – the art. So what’s been created since the feathers? Did I fly? In short, yes.
This summer has turned out to be the season of pastels.
So wake up! Get out from under the covers and see what the new world has to offer.
Mono print enhanced with pastel.
water colour – after a run round the lanes at Delly End.
So I ran to a new place and waited for things to settle.
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Water colour of a lovely horse in the back field.
Gwyneth, the owner of Dora, the horse, liked this water colour sketch so much she asked me to paint another. So I did!
Being an avid tweeter, it seemed timely to create a new account; the old one being form my old address.
This one is more moveable, which is just as well as I am due to move back again at the end of the year.
Still, a change is as good as a rest and it does no harm to blow the cobwebs away.
It was with the new account that fellow artist, Jo Mortimer, asked whether I would like to be a guest artist on her husband’s soon to be published poetry anthology.
It seemed a fun thing to do and of course, not to be turned down.
The first, to illustrate a poem called Ice Age. It was my intention not to overpower the words, so keeping the imagery to a nuanced low, I used low tones and gentle blending.
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I went for a moonlit walk in the stubble fields with my father as September said goodbye and ushered in October.
And so this season appears to be that of soft pastels. Apt, as the mists draw down for morning and the sun wanes.
A lino cut print over-coloured with pastels, I wanted to try my hand at this simply to play with the many designs it offered and problematic pose. Nothing quite does happiness like a contented dog. :)
Happy on the cushioned sofa