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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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Blue

Blue has always eluded artists.  Lapis Lazuli was one of the first blues available for use after huge processing.  But not a ‘native’ rock to the UK.  In fact, there is very little blue available in the UK for pigment.  […]

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Ink and Paper: video

Last year I was given a gopro for my birthday, ostensibly to attach to the dog’s harness but so far I’ve used it in my own video projects. Most recently an ink drawing on Chinese paper filmed with the gopro attached to my […]

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All 50 finished – a tail-end round up

I had hoped to have posted about each of the pieces in the project individually but Christmas socialising, collecting work and struggles with photographic images saw my time just disappear this last week. So I have just put a gallery […]

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Probably not ready the first time

I find it interesting how two ideas can become one. The sprayed and cockled slotted paper was headed for another collage but got hijacked by this. Probably not ready the first time (29/50) is one of my favourites in the […]

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After Meeting At Michael’s It Was Mayhem

I said I may not be able to post while I’m away but I thought it would be good to make an effort so here is After Meeting At Michael’s It Was Mayhem, number 25 of 50 Collages Before Christmas. […]

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Number 24 and a little update

Just in case anyone is actually following my progress on this little 50 Collages Before Christmas project, I want to assure you that all is going fine. I have been steadily working on multiple pieces a the same time but […]

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Mixing It With Maurice In The Morning

The quality of photographs for this project is mostly pretty poor and Mixing It With Maurice In The Morning, 23/50 Collages Before Christmas, is one of the worst. I haven’t got the time – or at present with collages in […]

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Didn’t We Believe We Were Something?

I have been busy with making more work and also jobs in the garden so I have been slacking when it comes to posting what I have done on this blog and my site. Number 10, Didn’t We Believe We Were […]

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