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Self portrait

I run a fortnightly Zoom drawing club which is proving to be quite popular. It isn’t a workshop – rather a space for drawing in company and sharing ideas and encouragement. We don’t usually have themes but inspired by Grayson […]

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HOMEMADE INK

OAK GALL INK I made my first ink today. It works but it is pale. Maybe I should have left the crushed and boiled galls for longer. I will soak them for a day or two and try again. Exciting […]

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Ink drawing

The paper for this was so absorbent it was really hard to work with and I am so impatient I didn’t wait for all the layers to dry but I am actually quite ok with it. I did wait overnight […]

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Doing what I can

Residencies are impossible for me at the moment even though I always read through the opportunities and wish I could do them! At the moment I am working in “families” rather than series as suggested by a curator who visited […]

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Boo

So I didn’t get the DYCP grant as other applications were preferred. The silver lining is that I am not under pressure to deliver a project … although the work I wanted to do for the project is work I […]

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Drawing at its most direct

Very pleased to have had this comment on Twitter about this chemo day drawing: I am a huge fan of @ClareGSmith‘s work – and this is drawing at its most direct

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Two more of the 100 drawings

Nos 10 and 11. I’ve had a great comment on these from an artist I respect: I seldom see work on paper that has the immediacy of what you’re doing now. Feel quite pleased about that!

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More black and white brush drawings

Well being stuck in A&E for a day was no fun but here we go – a few more black and white brush drawings for the 100 day project (only on day 9). I’m calling this series Beachtime Stories, whether […]

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Devonshire postcard show

These are off to the Devonshire Collective Postcard show – continuing the theme of gardens. Having a thematic focus lets me try out lots of different approaches, which I like.

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Playing the field

Following on from my large paper collages combined with paint, I have moved on for a bit to working on small archival pieces of paper. I was given a small bundle of these a few years ago when I did […]

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Roses

I have finally finished one side of a concertina book given to me as a present. I’m not sure what to do with the other side…. I’ve enjoyed using a bamboo pen for this – the drawing has been done […]

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Feasting and Drawing

I invited a few friends round for a Chinese New Year meal and was given this yellow pig who (or should that be which) presided over the evening and kept us all laughing – I’m hoping this boosted our health […]

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Colored shadows

Not all shadows are black. Here are some experiments with purple and magenta main tones to keep things harmonious.

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Decorative turn?

Well, stuck at home mainly, avoiding infection with treatment delayed for a bit due to low white blood cell count, I have carried on working with traces: marks made while working on another piece. So one piece literally generates the […]

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More research drawing

So, I’ve been doing more research drawings and have been having fun using free paper samples and found tools – namely twigs. I’m not sure how I will use the observational drawings but they are an indispensable way for me to […]

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Two small drawings

The weather was glorious and really hot in the sun but cool in the shade and breezy wherever I stood. I needed a day or at least an afternoon of making work for various reasons (health and stress related) so […]

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