Beautiful collages created in only 3 hours in our collage workshop yesterday. The next one is a Sketchbook workshop 23rd November in Cambridge.
What a fantastic, friendly event the second Cambridge City Art Fair was this weekend. Lots of buying visitors and new contacts. Now it is back to the studio – trying to see if I can work without the colour orange!
Friday night was the opening night of the very first Cambridge Original Printmakers exhibition, what a turn out and what a fantastic exhibition! It is on all week Pitt Building on Trumpington Street. Above are some of the prints on display by Tracey Ashman, gorgeous.www.facebook.com/tracey.ashman
Clare Wood www.claremariawood.co.uk is another talented printmaker and arty friend, hopefully showing with Cambridge Original Printmakers next year! Here is a series from her sketchbook.Still on arty friends Lesly Birch www.lesleybirchartist.com Her beautiful atmospheric paintings and lively sketchbooks are always a joy to look at.
Last Autumn, I decided to dedicate much more time to drawing. All my years of travelling I have always sketched people, so I went back to my roots – people on the move, going about their daily business. I naturally gravitated towards the railway station, still on the travel theme . People are focused on their journey and give me little attention – even when they sit in my sketch!
I have an A4 moleskin sketchbook, handful of pens and pencils and a small bag of collage papers and glue. Cambridge station has some good window sills and benches to perch for a while but generally I keep moving – as do my subjects. I do love the strong lines and shapes silhoutted in the station. Here are examples of the first stage.
Back in my studio I work into theses sketches with more collage papers, charcoal, paint and pencil.
I am really enjoying working in this way but intend to get back into some big colour work very soon!
You can see some of station monoprints and drawings at the Cambridge Art Fair (Primavera Gallery stand E2) October 10 -12th 2014