Something new for me this week.

So, my comfort zone is usually with a ruling pen in my hand, and some clearly drawn lines on a sheet of paper…however, during the process of creating some ‘softer’ images for The Breast Cancer Unit notecards( I’ve created 4 more images which are being assessed as i write!!!), I discovered I actually really like the feeling of just doing colour washes, and fighting my every instinct to define the colour with a black (or sepia ink) line, I’m learning to leave them alone and let the results breathe a little, and trust they’ll work!

Here’s just one of the sketches…the rest are on my Flickr page..and for some reason, I think these are all reminiscent of coastal scenes!

Olympic fever has slowed everything down….

…conversely, as the world’s athletes speed round the track, everything else seems to have ground almost to a halt.Still, it would be churlish not to join in the nationwide glow of patriotism surrounding Team GB – their acheivements are remarkable…British sportspersons, winning stuff???

Any way, not much to report on the art front this week, other than the fact that the Breast Cancer card designs were very well received, and I’m busy creating 4 more to make a set of 8 in total. I’m also busy assembling my work in readiness for the annual St Gemma’s Art Exhibition later in the year. In the past, it’s been a scramble to choose, frame and get the stuff there: I’m determined that everything will be ready well in advance…I already have 8 paintings chosen, all I have to do is frame them and we’re good to go.

here’s one sketch I scanned today….took me five minutes in my baby Moleskine… and I may well do a fully fledged painting…

Morning folks!

Wow…August already – Geni has just reminded me that my eldest son is about to turn42….42! if I need any more reminding that time is flying by!

Anyhooo…to matters artistic: I have completed and presented the first four images for the Breast Cancer notelet project! Initial reactions are very favourable, so I’m now waiting for feedback from ‘t committee, and we’ll take it to the next stage of fine tuning.Here’s one of the images I created…these are all way outside my comfort zone, but it’s been a useful way to force me to try something different, and, there are no ink lines in this work…..!!!!