My latest watercolour and pencil study of Welsh Court at Yatton……
I attended a five week course on oil painting at Lower Brockhamton near Bromyard. There were lots of interesting views of the moated, Elizabethan manor house to choose from. The following is my first attempt at an oil painting and the accompanying pencil study.
Another recent watercolour of the gardens at Bosbury house where I spent an enjoyable day with the Herefordshire Painting Club members.
and this is the pencil study…
To continue with my skills development throughout the Summer recess I attend a local water colour class at Roger Ellis Studios in Ullingswick every Wednesday. This is one of my first efforts using a wet on wet technique….
Below is an image that I created in Adobe Illustrator using lots of colour gradients, blending and gradient mesh. The image was drawn for printing on a A2 format but because it is vectored there is no actual size limitation. The image was inspired by the rock guitarist Slash, on YouTube, playing Hey Joe, with Stevie Winwood, at the Jimi Hendrix Memorial Concert (I recommend that you watch it if you get a chance)…
We were asked to create a book based on a fable selected from a list of ten. I chose the crow and the pitcher fable by Aesop but decided to give it a modern twist and this was the result…….
A crow perishing with thirst saw some water but he couldn’t get at it. He tried everything he could think of to reach the water but all his efforts were in vain. At last he had the idea to break through the bottom of his picture frame on the page and then the one below it holding the water. However his efforts were in vain because he still couldn’t reach the water. So he pulled down the remainder of the frame that surrounded him and rolled it up into a tube. He then used this as a straw to get at the water. Thirst quenched!
Moral: Necessity is the Mother of Invention.
As part of the Narrative and Sequence module we were asked to design a single page narrative the responds to the phrase “…and then we said goodbye”. These are two of my designs that I drew in Adobe Illustrator.