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Day out in the Thames Estuary

Subs and I got the C2C to Chalkwell on the Estuary, it was hot, but the sea was well out!  No paddling today.  We had a small pic nic and I painted some pictures, then we walked all the way … Continue reading

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Serpentine Gallery June 2017

Exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park: We had a lovely time walking across Hyde Park to the Serpentine Gallery – to the main one and the extension designed by Zaha Hadid.  It was sunny with a strong fresh … Continue reading

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Empty spaces

Empty Spaces is my new series of Reduction Lino prints:  They pay homage to my favourite painter of city scenes.  Cafeteria 2.  Sunday Morning

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Painting in the park

Sunday 28 May : Bank Holiday weekend I cycled to Waterlow Park to sit under the trees, enjoy the cool air and the birds and visit the kitchen garden.  I did a few paintings and had my picnic sitting under … Continue reading

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Woodcut printing day

I really enjoyed my day at Inkycuttlefish studio learning woodcut and its history.  Great studio and nice music too! Lots of cups of coffee or tea.  Mine is a tree I saw on the way along Blackhorse Lane, E17.  It’s … Continue reading

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Piano

I am learning piano again and also looking into some theory about early tunings and Equal Temperament.  I have downloaded some lessons from Paul Abrahams jazz piano website and plan to do as much practice as I can to learn … Continue reading

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Meet up: Ceramics

Subs and I went to a meet up on Friday evening at Ceramic Circle in Archway and painted/decorated two plates, a mug and an egg cup. It was a wonderful evening, there were about 20 of us, all painting ceramic … Continue reading

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Kings Cross

Subs and I went for a walk around Kings Cross, London – so many people sitting on the grass, in the restaurants, playing in the fountains – it’s one of my favourite places in London.  It used to was originally … Continue reading

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Monoprinting

I did some colour monoprinting today.  I like my little printmaking time in my studio – away from the realities of the world outside …. I also like working with this type of medium, it is free and you never … Continue reading

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Everyday objects

Today I played around with acetate and collage for my simple mug – part of my project on everyday objects.  Inspired  by a recent radio programme about Rene Magritte who used everyday objects in his surreal paintings.

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Monoprinting morning

My topic for these few weeks is everyday objects, since it’s too cold to go outside at the moment.  I did some monprinting today of a mug, which I have drawn in pen and ink and charcoal so far.

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Drawing practice

Trying to do one drawing a day to get back into practice.  These are pen and ink which is my favourite medium.  Working with objects I find around me – everyday objects, before I venture outside once it gets warmer … Continue reading

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Printmaking course

I have just signed up to do a one year online printmaking course here in the UK at Magenta Printmaking. Although I have a degree in the subject area and many years experience of teaching! I need to get back … Continue reading

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A collage bag

I made a collage bag this afternoon, it took ages but at least my sewing machine worked, even if it did squeak!  The plastic has to be pushed through the sewing machine otherwise the needle won’t move, but other than … Continue reading

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New Year bookworks

Subs bought me a bookbinding press/nipper press for Christmas, so I made a new book just to get in practice again before my course starts again next week at the City Lit.  I used four hole sewing without tapes and … Continue reading

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