Wednesday 9 January 2013

A couple of quick pheasant preliminary sketches that will soon become full drawings.  I quite enjoy these little sketches.  They are a great help in seeing whether the finished drawing will work without spending hours knee deep in detail.

I seem to have a lot of drawings planned - a third pheasant, two barn owls, another swaledale...I now need to get going with them!

Saturday 8 December 2012

Back in the gallery

The shows are over for another year (Harlow Carr Exhibition ends tomorrow), so i'm back in the gallery...and it's freezing! My washing up liquid had frozen!

I'll now be here every day (except Sundays and Mondays) from 10-4.30 if anyone out there is looking for Xmas present ideas!! If they haven't sold, the last 2 hare originals will be returning to the gallery tomorrow!

Sunday 25 November 2012

Running Hare 2

'Running Hare II'
Size approx 16x11"

Well it took working on what was to be my first Sunday off in a long time, but the running hare is complete.  Just need to get it mounted and framed ready to take to the exhibition tomorrow! 

Thursday 22 November 2012


Currently trying to get this running hare drawing complete in time for next week's RHS Harlow Carr Christmas Exhibition.  If I manage it, this will be going along with the last hare drawing and a few other originals, prints and greeting cards.  

The exhibition runs from the 26th November until the 9th December.  I will be manning the exhibition on the 27th Nov and 7th Dec (the only days that i'm not also exhibiting in York!)

And here is a Very poor photo of the hare - not sure i'll make it by Monday!

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Young Hare Framed

'Young Hare' - Framed

Just got the last original back from the framer.  I've stuck with the same moulding and mount colour, but gone for a thicker under-mount and a nice v-groove with this one.  Finishes it off quite nicely I think!  This has ended up a little larger than usual at a frame size of 18x24". 

Monday 22 October 2012

"Young Hare"
Size approx 18x13.5"
Finished this guy up yesterday. I wanted to make this hare look young, not quite a leveret, but still young. Size finished up around 18x13.5"

Monday 15 October 2012

About time for an update

I haven't been here in a while!  I'm noticing a lot of bloggers slowing down their posts - Do you think facebook is killing off the blog?

Anyway, here is this weekend's work.  Yes, it's another hare.  I have drawn quite a few different pieces since the last hare, just forgot to add them here!

I'm working a little bit larger than usual here and using a different paper (although i can't for the life of me remember what it is called - I had better remember as i'm really liking it!)