I'm just starting to edition my latest print 'The Fox on the Mountain'. It is a simple four colour reduction print. I've been wanting to do something that includes one of the stanted and contorted trees from the local hillside as part of a linocut print for a while. It is quite rare to see a fox towards the top, I've seen them much more often in the valley nearby.
I've added a few pictures of the design and printing. #tree #winter #print #Lino #landscape #wildlife #birds
2018 was a year of painting trees for me. Some have already gone to good homes and some will be on show in the Cric New Year exhibition. And most of my linocuts have been of animals #winter #BreconBeacons #summer #gallery #Lino #exhibition #Llangattock #print #wildlife #Autumn #Crickhowell #birds #painting #seasons #landscape #usk
I was very happy to see my art and that of other artists on show show at the excellent Craft Renaissance Gallery. Very busy this afternoon for the 're-launch'. Hopefully I shall be showing a veriety of work there over the next few months.
Thank you to Hele and Rob and everyone for putting this all together. https://www.facebook.com/CraftRenaissance/… #Lino #fish #exhibition #usk #gallery #print #landscape #wildlife #birds
A couple of lino prints labelled and ready to be dropped of at Exeter Castle on Sunday. It's for the annual exhibition of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts from the 14th to the 25th of November. Click the poster for a link to the SWAc page and the online catalogue #fish #exhibition #print #wildlife #birds
On the 18th I went to the 'members buffet' and private opening for the Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition in the Mall Galleries in London. Two of my pieces were in the show. #print #wildlife #exhibition #birds #fish
After some success with my lino print of the Brown Trout in the river Usk, I've been working over the last few weeks to complete a print of a Salmon in the Usk. Once again I've tried to get that feeling of the fish's view of things and mixed up things from above and below the water. The Trout was set in the spring, the Salmon is set in the early autumn. I'd been looking for ideas for some flowers and animals to include in the image. On a recent walk along the river I came acr
WHOOOOPDEDOOOOP! Both of my entries have been accepted for the Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition. The exhibition is in the Mall and runs from the 19th to the 29th October. #print #wildlife #painting #birds #fish #exhibition
A while ago I thought I'd take a chance and enter my 'Magpie Silver' painting and one of my 'Usk Trout' prints for the annual exhibition of the Society for Wildlife Artists. It will be in the Mall Gallery in London in October. I realise there is another stage to go through yet before they are fully accepted but I'm happy to say that they have both been pre-selected. #print #wildlife #birds #landscape
There was a Jackdaw doing a comedy clockwork walk up and down the on the stone wall. I could see it watching me through the window, with its spooky white eye, as I worked. It was there for about ten minutes until his mate turned up and they flew off together. I've already been researching Ravens and Magpies for some recent compositions, so I originally thought of producing a painting of the Jackdaw walking on the wall (it may still happen). It has ended up as a lino print and
After the 'magpie' picture, I have been working on a new painting based on a story from the Mabinogion. It is from The Dream of Rhonabwy, the bit where Owain's Ravens are abused by King Arthurs pages and then 'kick off' big time when a yellow speckled staff/standard is raised. Owain and Arthur carry on playing chess while all this is happening. For more information you'll just have to read it yourself......if you've got a few days spare. Just to keep a record I took a quick j
Outside the magpies have been making their usual machine gun racket over the last few weeks. Four for a boy this morning! All in the same small medlar tree about ten paces from my door. They are difficult to watch and sketch though, they really know when I try to look at them and fly off, however sneaky I get. I've been working on quite a formal composition with five (silver) magpies. Quite nasty birds really. I know they were just born that way but they can be relentless whe