Lucky you, Gisele, living in Jersey. I like the stuff you are doing. I shall try to bring the fossil pieces over as they are very much a mixed media effort and that is what I’m teaching over there. I’ve just discovered that I am opening the textile event. I’m sure they must have asked me but I didn’t take it in at the time. Anyone any good at writing speeches?
Dale - hope you will show more of the Historical Heirlooms (we called it the hysterical heirlooms) course-work soon. I’ve enjoyed what you showed before. Must be hard keeping motivated on your own.
Thanks Darlene (and everyone else) for encouragement on the fossil front. It’s coming on very well but I had the day off yesterday and today I went for a quick lunch with Jane Wild which lasted all day. She is doing some fantastic painting and drawing (and even a little bit of stitching). All her work just now is based on faces and figures. Here is one of her charcoal drawings.
The shading is fantastic. I can't remember whether this next one is oils or water colour but I love the feeling that it was quickly captured and recorded. The shape is so good.
This one is a painting of a small sculpture - a seated figure, very abstract.
Another charcoal, I think - a back view.
And now for something completely different - a work in progress of a Cubist still life. I love half completed paintings, they fascinate me.
The most amazing sunset I have ever seen is happening outside. Here's a pic and I swear I haven't retouched it. The whole world is full of a weird apricot light. Quite creepy.