Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Spicing things up

 It's all going very well in my new drawing corner (see last weeks post). I've now finished the drawing of the half a dried lime I was working on and it's up on Original Art under 100

 This was a particularly fiddly piece to do as the drawn area is only a few centimetres across but I'm pleased with the end result. As usual, it's worked in charcoal pencil on Fabriano Artistico paper which is perfect for that level of detail.

 It's now joined the nutmeg and star anise which are part of the same series. I have another image lined up of a black cardomom pod which I'm hoping to start by the weekend.

Again, I'll be posting pictures of the work in progress or, if you can't wait that long treat yourself to some original art for sale in my Etsy shop :)

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Home is where the art is

 In case you've been wondering what I'm up to (always suspicious when artists are quiet), I moved house just over a week ago to the lovely Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast.

 There were several reasons for this but the main benefit from a creative point of view is the amazing location - lots of places to go walking and a great atmosphere.

The setup in this flat is different - I'm now working in a corner of our lounge so I've taken over one of our computer desks to make best use of the space, with halogen lights to compensate for the lower lighting.

It must be doing me good too - I'm already working on a new piece, the next in my series of spice sketches. This one is a dried lime cut in half - fiddly but with some fantastic lines and intense contrast. Like the others, when completed it will be framed in a 6" oak frame and put up for sale in my Etsy shop.