some lovely things happening yesterday at life drawing – a terrific model (one of my favourites) and I was enjoying myself – what more can one ask for? pastel on paper A2 charcoal on paper A1 sketchbook entry A4 biro
My favourite pastime at the moment appears to be ‘make over’. I have been working over St. Sebastion’s Wife for a few days now and finally I think the work maybe finished. I have posted the original and the ‘make over’.The new piece has several gel medium prints on silk from photos of my caryatids.
I have been trying to finish ‘mothercourage’ for entry into a sculpture prize which closes on thursday. I have all but finished the work – fired it on saturday and started colouring sunday night. I finished colouring and waxing today. I have one goodish detail photo but a photo of the whole piece is eluding me. I think I will have to try again tomorrow.
I have spent the day re-working this drawing and bringing some of the imagery from the background into the foreground and vice versa – might need to be sleeping on this a bit longer. It is a large drawing 180 cm tall x 80 cm wide.
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I took my exhibition brochure to the printers last week but when they did a trial print the blacks were all different colours – I have spent some time trying to amend the problem between a number of different software packages – finally (many hours later and much cursing) the problem is all but fixed and we are going to print. Not much left to do now – yesterday I also picked up all the drawings from framers – looking good! The […]
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Progress on mother courage is going reasonably well. I have finished ‘six babies’ which fit snugly into her wings – currently lined with plastic – to stop the new wet clay from seeping through into the dry clay (hopefully). I think most of the coconut fibre texture which is packed around the babies and their heads will burn out in firing. To replicate this I think I will be able to make a slip from ‘air-hardening clay’ and […]
great day in the studio – replaced a head, found an old candelabra that will be a perfect support and I have resolved the form. lots more hungry babies to add to the back wing/canoe section.