In a workshop with Nicci Wonnacott we have been drawing without pre-conceptions, sometimes using both hands at once, or long sticks, pampas grass, sponges, ink, chalks, paint, thinking of music, and ‘drawing with the breath’. It is a meditative and rewarding experience, particularly the collaborative work where you feed from and into other people’s ideas […]
Two approaches to ‘abstraction’ were experienced with James Tatum and Nicci Wannacott, although James would describe himself as an expressionist and not an abstract painter. James relies on the emotional impact of a scene, the light and colour, the sensations of wind, rain, sounds and smells, to inspire his plein aire sketches and subsequent paintings, […]
Devon Open Studios is showcasing the work of over 150 artists who are opening their doors to the public over a 3 week period. It is organised by Devon Artists Network and details can be found on their website. I am Venue 34 in Woodbury, Devon, open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the event. Drawing […]
Judy Harington – Artist […]
My partner Barry and I have been travelling in his van around N. Spain, France and Italy with a short sortie through the Alps, camping most of the time. It was an incredible experience. You can view my blog at: https://bjontour.wordpress.com I didnt manage to do the planned daily sketch but hope to produce some art […]
The Nature of Drawing with Laurie Steen: a residential course at Coombe Farm Studios near Dittisham in beautiful rural Devon. Experimental drawing exploring different subjects, media and techniques.
Our oceans are being plundered. Stocks of some popular fish in British waters have fallen to 6% of the level they were 120 years ago (Marine Conservation Society 2010). The global fishing fleet is 2-3 times larger than that which the oceans can sustainably support. In other words people are taking more fish out of […]