Friday, 27 July 2007

The weather hits again!

Wednesday was one of the only outdoor shows that I had left this year after the relentless rain has seen to it that all of the others have been cancelled.

The Borrowby show made it without a cancellation, but the weather seemed to have put people off anyway. It was a very quiet day, but I thought I would show you my set up.

This is the first time I have used this marquee since my last one was blown to bits by the wind (I would recommend avoiding ez-pop up marquees at all costs). This is a much sturdier marquee and won't be going anywhere in the wind.

We also took Brinkey, the dog, to this one for the first time. He has just turned one, so has been a little too crazy to take in the past. Even though it was a quiet day for us, he seemed to enjoy all of the attention - I probably should have been selling him rather than prints!! (Don't worry, I wouldn't really).

I only have one more outdoor show before the rest of the year's are indoors, so we will see if that one goes ahead.

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Old Stile by the Ure

I finally got this one finished after a bit of a delay due to a bad neck.
I had planned on getting it finished, printed and mounted in time for tomorrow's Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show, but, that, along with 4 other shows that I had over the next couple of weeks has been cancelled due to the weather. At least I can take the rest of the afternoon off and don't have to frantically mount prints up!
Anyway, this one measures just under 30x40cm and took approximately 50 hours to complete.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

"Duplex" finished

This one is finally finished. It has taken a day longer than I planned because I had to darken the entire right side further to contrast more with the sun drenched left side.
The finished piece measures 40x30cm.

Monday, 2 July 2007

The birds are home...

I didn't get any work done on this over the weekend (what? I can take a break!), so here is todays work so far. The birds are in, but may require a little tweaking.
The right hand side of the barn shouldn't take too much longer, so I hope to have this complete either today or tomorrow.

Sunday, 1 July 2007

2 Birds and a Barn

Having taken a short break to get some celebrity drawings complete, i'm back to the farm themed work. This piece sees an old delapidated barn home to a couple of sparrows.

So far I have only blocked in the darkest areas. The larger area of the barn showing on the right will be completely in shadow, so this one is going to use up quite a bit of graphite!