In October I had a lot of fun at a linocut workshop run by Richard Jarvis at Rutland Water Wildlife Centre at Egleton. I worked from the ballpoint pen sketch of the mandarin duck which I posted in February. The original sketch was on A4 yellow paper.
Harry made a photocopy, which I transferred to tracing paper then drew on to the lino. From the outline on the lino I cut the template.
The lino was about A5 size.
The first print was not bold enough in places, so I cut away some more.
The Old Grammar School Uppingham, from the parish churchyard. 24 March 2019
Braunston Church Rutland, 31 March 2019.
Oakham , Buttercross, 06 April 2019
I did both of these at a landscape workshop in Stamford (21.10.18)
- Tree near Batherwycke – coloured pencils
2. Cliffs and sea near Eyemouth, Scotland
This time I was trying water colour pencils for the first time – not I think the orthodox technique, as I was using wet cotton wool to spread the colour a bit.
Oops, I’ve just spotted a “ghost house”!
I hope it’s gone now!
A different aspect of Kirby Hall. People were gathering conkers in the autumn sunshine.
A couple of hours of a fine autumn afternoon put to good use… I hope.
A street scene – just trying to get the lines in the right place – St Martins Square , August 2018
Dick the Bad
Richard III’s skeleton was found under a car park in Leicester. He died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. He has now been reinterred n Leicester cathedral. Whether he was really as bad as Shakespeare portrayed him remains a matter for much dispute.
The figures I have drawn aren’t quite the thing.
and this head looks rather messianic . . . the other two are not him!
Alice Hawkins – Leicester suffragette, from the recently erected statue in Leicester market place.
Quite a productive day!!
Kirby Hall was built in the hope of receiving Queen Elizabeth I on her annual ‘progresses’ around the country. it was begun in 1570 by Sir Humphrey Stafford, and completed by Sir Christopher Hatton. It is now in the care of English Heritage.
It’s very near to where we live, and as we’ve joined EH we can visit for the odd hour or so whenever we wish.
and one from August: