Thursday, 25 May 2017

Eskdale Art ...and sketching Great Gable.

Well tonight, as you do, after work, I drove down to St Bega's School to deliver various paintings, prints and cards for their Art Show. It was a perfect evening and although time was tight I managed to take a few photos and do two field sketches. I can't believe it was too hot to sit in the direct sun- a stone wall provided the shade and it was lovely to sit on dry ground!






























...and a lovely buttercup field  - again looking towards Great Gable.




Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Eskdale Arts show 2017

It's surprising how long it takes to prep things to take to an exhibition - especially when you realise you have to do some last minute printing!




Ribwort plantain

The roadside verge at our road end is providing a spectacular display of ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata). I love its structural nature and can feel a linocut coming on....possibly a reduction lino ....

 

My helper!

Monday, 22 May 2017

Allonby a ...lino cut using the Xpress Xcut.

Here's my hand-coloured lino cut of Allonby. Taken from a stitched photograph and then printed using the Xcut Xpress...which makes it so much easier.



Sunday, 21 May 2017

I couldn't resist a dandelion....

I just love the sculptural form of dandelions.












...and  some other species in the 'set-aside area' in the field.

Dog days of May

Just a walk out from the house - everything is very pretty..and the world has a kind of 'frothy' appearance.


Water Avens 

Hawthorn 

Daisies - two pictures.