Looking for interesting seasonal developments I took an alternative route through a recently planted woodland garden of Birch – some shade but still a lot of sunlight between the young trees. This is an ink painting developed from a sketch made last August. The division of space in the composition, blue and yellow, refers to the cool shade and hot sunlight.
A painting using acrylic ink and indian ink, developed from a sketch made on a hot, late summers day visit to RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Essex, UK. At this time some rose hips had turned scarlet red, (see earlier blog post), but this was still in the process of ripening. The smaller size of the paper directs me to paint and draw in a tighter style instead of the looser line I use on larger art works. It’s all in the arm movement. I believe you can identify, without me telling you, which paintings are small and which are large.
Seen last week – Sarah Cawkwell at the Millinary Works gallery, sculpture, drawings. Sarah explains her art practice with more images and conversations – visit
I believe Sarah sees the drawings of textiles as sculptural artworks, meditative in process. There are physical interventions in the drawings – buttons, hooks, thread, and I feel there is tension in the drawn edges. My favourite artworks in this exhibition – “Shrinkage” and “Hooked”.
The Millinary Works gallery has a discreet front, easy to walk past, and I imagine little more developed than when it was a large millinary workshop. The main part of the workshop is used for the antique furniture business but the gallery space is the updated section of this building. Definitely worth a visit.
Seen last week a beautiful ceramic pot by artist Robert Mowle in the exhibition ‘Red’ at the Sculpt Gallery, Essex UK. This reminds me of an aerial view of Crete when our plane had to circle a few times before landing with the bonus of seeing swirled molten earth colours in the landscape. Exhibition – Red, continues through October.
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I am going to take a look at the summer exhibition 21st July – 24th August at the Sculpt Gallery, Tiptree, Essex, uk. Visit http://www.sculptgallery.com/ for opening times.
Colour is a significant element in my acrylic and ink paintings but space and line is also just as important.