I’ve been doing some more of my ‘proper’ drawing recently. Building up a collection. Some of these as finished pieces are viewable on my alter ego site: the unknown artist The same ones are available as prints from here On a recent posting, one of my friends said that they deserved some explanation. So hereContinue reading “Where do they come from?”
Off we go, walking in the Cotswolds again, perhaps to sing the odd song under a canal bridge. This is what we did today, my friend Robin, the singer, and me. Quietest place on the walk and the best place to burst into song. The Canal is overgrown right here but is part of theContinue reading “Singing under a canal bridge, but don’t mention the cheese.”
Hopefully, they were all out getting a good walk in which is what we did, but nobody dropped into here yesterday. It’s flattering when anybody calls by to my blog and even more so when they like or say anything. Why do we do it? Well, I think it’s a little like going to theContinue reading “No visitors on a Sunday”
OK, that’s enough of these. This one is a little more local and is from a picture taken down by the River Severn. It’s a meadow and it was another bright blue day. It’s sometimes only after you’ve taken a picture and looked at it again that you realise what a wonderful day it wasContinue reading “The last of the series. Did I hear a sigh of relief?”
Some years ago we went walking in Crete, with olive trees at every turn I took loads of pictures. This is from one of them. That black sky on the top right will be blue, leaving me to get the rest of this to look as it should, baking hot with cool shadows. The truckContinue reading “One of the few from Crete”
Still in Yorkshire and near Sheffield. This muddy track’s brightest feature were the pools of water. the lines in the background are the web of fields surrounded by dry stone walls. Unlike some of the other drawings, I’m confident that I can make this one work well. Watch this space!
This one’s in Yorkshire and a more recent inspiration. March saw a late fall of snow around Sheffield and this is a drift juts up the road from where we were staying. Lovely dry stone walls around there and this smooth snow drift in front of it. Of all the recent drawings there’s something about thisContinue reading “And another…Number 2, this one’s in Yorkshire.”
We are still in Scotland and in the Orkneys. We were about to take a small ferry across to the island in the background. Small jetty is out of the picture to the left. I’m not sure if it was this ferry crossing or another where we encountered French Driver. An elderly chap with twoContinue reading ““Even more!” Number 1″
This too is on the Orkneys and is an ancient building. The foreground here is seawater, and in the original is a bright turquoise. The strata of rocks in the backgound are grey and in some places orange. The sky was blue but is unlikely to be so in the final. It was pretty wetContinue reading ““Oh so much!” Number 7″
Found this when sorting out computer back up. The start of an idea that really never got much further. Has it got legs? Perhaps not.
Anyone looking at my blogs will know how much I like sheds. This one is on the Orkneys, so we’ve moved on from the Canada pictures and are onto the Orkney ones now. So don’t expect any more trees for a while, there are none, or very few, on the Orkneys. The final print ofContinue reading ““Oh so much!” Number 6″
The last of my Canada drawings for the time being. Again this is near Ucluelet. It’s been a lot of fun doing these and I hope I do the place justice when it comes to producing the colour print versions. This one will have much darkness in the foregropund like this has on the leavesContinue reading ““Oh so much!” Number 5″