I’m on the move to a new home and busy packing up. Came across some of my old sketchbooks: it was so good looking through them, and it passed a happy hour when I should have been packing! I’ve filled hundreds of sketchbooks over the years, but I don’t keep them all: space issues and fairly frequent moves make that impractical. So I keep the special ones – those packed full of goodness, or those which bring back a special time, perhaps a holiday or a turning point.
And curiously, I came across the sketch below, from 2005, which is to be the view from my new house. I can’t wait!
St Materiana Church, Tintagel – Sketchbook Drawing
Coast, Boscastle – Sketchbook Study, Pen & Watercolour
Bright skies yesterday, with wonderful warm sunshine.
One day sun, next day rain…
Hope you’re having a happy Sun-day!
‘Shore’ – Pencil drawing on paper ( 16.6×18 ins / 42×46 cm )
Here’s one of my drawings from a while back. Still one of my favourites. It’s pretty abstracted, but it always reminds me of rocks and the flotsam on the shore, so I gave it a title. Maybe I’ll get around to framing it sometime (the frame here is virtual, not real, alas.) It’s quite a large drawing, and I’d really like to do some more like that. I’ve just ordered some large size heavyweight paper, so maybe I will.
I’m taking part in an exhibition by my art group – Gwynngala – over the Easter weekend at Cowslips Studio, Launceston, North Cornwall . There’ll be paintings and quilts and textile art (including some new work of mine!). They have a wonderful cafe with excellent food, too. Worth a visit.
Tintagel Old Post Office – Pen & Ink Drawing in Progress
Have made good progress this week with many art-related things, including the series of drawings of the Old Post Office at Tintagel, continued from here. It’s a lovely building, but very irregular, having evolved over the centuries. So it tends to look as if you’ve drawn it ‘wrong’ unless you straighten it up a bit!
Have a good weekend.
Tintagel Old Post Office
Very wet and windy here this weekend. These little watercolour drawings of windswept Cornish trees I did a little while ago seem to express the feeling of being blown about and weathering the storms. Batten down the hatches.
Hope you’re cosy and warm wherever you are.
It’s been a wild and wintry weekend here.
Cats have the right idea. A time for being snug indoors. 🙂
One day sun, next day rain….
A little drawing I did outside of a wonderfully moody sky over Tintagel castle and coast. Lundy Island in the distance. One of those views I’d like to make into a B-i-g Painting. The easel is ready. The canvases are ready. Maybe this autumn…