Author Archives: Gandha
Here we go again, the 2020 sketchbook challenge which I have done for the past two years. I’m hoping to be more experimental this year, using various media, ways of working, seeing, going out more , walking, thinking…..
Getting ready with my xmas cards, these have taken 4 printings so far including gold, they will be cut in half and folded into a concertina booklet with a cover which has the letter M in Gold on red card.
Great exhibition, very exhaustive, comprehensive, fun, serious: fluxus, Stockhausen, Maciunas, Brecht, Cage: music, video, text, graphics…. I’ll be going again
I am starting an urban project based on the area where I live, near Archway. And also researching Holloway Road, Archway and surrounds at the local history centre. I have found some photos of old shops, including this one from … Continue reading
2nd September. It’s interesting to see these paintings which are very rough and don’t attempt to be realistic. I have since been doing a painting course and I will redo such images later on with the correct colours, paper and … Continue reading
We ate our lunch overlooking the sea. It was a windy, sunny day. We had fish and chips in a seaside restaurant and then walked along the beach to Chalkwell and collected some shells
I’ve started this free online course this week with Edx, this is my first painting of a fuscia from our balcony. I have been collecting materials: Masking fluid Art water pens small paint tin Bockingford Sketching pad Painting crayons by … Continue reading
Subs and I went again to Westcliff on Sea, it was beautifully windy and sunny, the tide was out so we walked along the causeway and then went for fish and chips and a lovely Turkish seaside restaurant – huge … Continue reading
We had a great day at Slaughterbaus Print Studio today working with colour – so much to learn, we used two or three different colours and chine colle.
In the top painting we can see how Lee had an influence on her husband Jackson Pollock in the bottom work, she is cutting up old works by herself and Jackson to make rather crude collages. I was not very … Continue reading
March 2019: I have done two workshops this month: One at London Print Studio on Drypoint – we used very thin plastic mounted on card. When I tried to mount my own plate on card it did not stick so … Continue reading
We went to the wonderful John Ruskin exhibition at 2 Temple Place – what a wonderful building – gothic, wooden staircases, mouldings, etc. The exhibition showed a selection of Ruskin’s paintings as well as unusual objects that he collected including … Continue reading
I am inspired by traditional methods of woodcut mark making so I am going to have a go at a suite of images of my local woodland, using woodcuts and lino cuts and drypoints – to see how the different … Continue reading
Went for a walk on Hampstead Heath today, it was sunny and the mist was rising from the wet grasses. I love this place, just a bus ride or quick cycle ride from our house in north London. This winter … Continue reading