Saturday, 22 September 2012

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Sketchbook - a familiar place

I didn't do too badly with my 'sketch a day' challenge. I limited the challenge to the school holiday, knowing that with the best will in the world I would not get out every day once the organised chaos of the school year started. Over the 6 week hols I missed just two days, and only twice had to take shelter from the rain to draw, although some days I had to time my drawing quite carefully!

As the days went by I found myself returning to a couple of spots to draw more than once. It became an intriguing thing to do, what would I look for on each occasion?

This is a familiar place that I drew 4 times, the sketches are starting to provide a much fuller picture than my photographs can...


focal point

Changes in light and mood, the influence of the weather, building memory. Building blocks for future work.


Sunday, 2 September 2012

Altered Map Book

I've been invited to join an Altered Book group; a lovely way to broaden ideas.
My book has been made out of old ordnance survey maps ... an 'Altered Map' maybe... there's another idea there...

front cover details

page 1
page 1 - detail

mark making,
making marks,
leaving marks
page 2 - purely experimental

layering marks,
creating marks,
page 2 - detail

This book is on its way to the next artist, can't wait to see what I get to work on next...