Author Archives: Gandha

About Gandha

I am an English language tutor and Business English tutor. I am trying to learn how best to teach online as it is a burgeoning market. I am also an artist and printmaker here in London, UK.

Botanical Drawing and Painting MOOC

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

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A day at the seaside

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

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Colour printing

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.

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Lee Krasner at the Barbican

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

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Printmaking workshops

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

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John Ruskin

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

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A new series …

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

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Drawing and Painting

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

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2018 Christmas card

this was my second attempt at a card, I did not have any ideas.  This is a double woodcut printed in two colours.  I went online to do some research into mark making and came up with these nice trees.  … Continue reading

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Walthamstow Wetlands

Subs and I went to Walthamstow Wetlands today   It’s a wonderful place for a mid week wander around the lakes/reservoirs, listen to the birds and see the mummy squirrel carrying her baby across the grass! Then you can go for … Continue reading

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Sunday walk at Kenwood

Subs and I went for one of our favourite walks at Kenwood, across the heath.  We found this one legged tree!

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The Wordsworth Course

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar From a Wordsworth poem.  I am researching William Wordsworth as part of my … Continue reading

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Anselm Kiefer

One of my favourite artists, a man who is very controversial but who dives deep into the soul of his country.  Quote from A Beginners Guide Although informed by history, Kiefer is more an artist of memory – private and … Continue reading

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Adding feathers….

The smoke from these chimneys is supposed to be wings, so I am adding white feathers to one of the prints,  this is in the planning stage at present

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Private View

Subs and I went to the Private View of the exhibition where I was showing my lino print.  It was at the Arts Depot in Finchley, a lovely venue a really great art gallery.  There were lots of people there … Continue reading

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