Friday, April 30, 2010

lovely rhubarb


I am using some time to explore the varieties of mark-making as well as strengthening my drawing skills. This week I have been doing a lot of drawing with both pencil and pen and ink, and some painting in gouache. I have been using paper in different shades of grey, green, blue, and brown, which are wonderful colors to paint and draw on. It has been so fun to experiment, to draw whatever comes to mind, and to make closer study of form, color and light.

Seedlings (from imagination)

Carrots/Parsnips (from memory)

Lovely Rhubarb (from veg box)

We have started getting a weekly veg box and I love the surprise of what is inside. This was the first week and we got white sprouting broccoli, beetroot, and rhubarb. How strange! The rhubarb was drawn from observation with pencil and gouache. I have decided to make a weekly task of creating a drawing/painting/representation of our veg box surprise!

(And later today I'm going to make rhubarb and ginger muffins.)

Sunday, April 25, 2010


New painting: Carrier of Houses, watercolor on paper, 25 x 30 cm


Group mural outside our show Proof at the Arena Gallery.

Phillip Marsden's excellent addition to the mural: the Liverpool Illustrators!

Thank you to everyone who made it to the pv and to see the exhibition. The last day of the show is the 9th of May, which coincides with an event downstairs at Leaf Tea Bar.

Friday, April 16, 2010

fond of

This new painting is called Fond Of and will be exhibited in the upcoming Liverpool Illustrators exhibition Proof, at the Arena Gallery in Liverpool.

Private viewing Thursday 22 April 6-8pm (w/ drinks and homemade cakes!)
Open Thursday - Saturday 11am-5pm
Open for 'Make Sundays' along with Arena open studios Sunday 9 May

Check the Arena Gallery site for more info: