Saturday, March 31, 2007

Found an interesting new book on Amazon - Acrylic Revolution by Nancy Reyner. It's not available here till the end of June but should be available in the USA now. Have put it on my wish list. Had a look at the author's website and was impressed by her paintings.
Haven't been to the Laing Art Gallery for a few months - even though it's in the centre of town I never seem to have the time to call in. I went yesterday with my partner as it was his birthday and we had a day off work. There's a great exhibition on at the moment 'New Art for a New Era' featuring some of the artists who emerged at the beginning of the 20th Century. I must make a resolution to go more often.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

While I was ironing I thought I would quickly try to sketch Carmen who was sleeping on the sofa. For a sleeping cat she moved around a lot in a few minutes. I switched on the TV to pass the time because ironing is one of the chores I hate most in the world – I would really welcome a fashion for wrinkled clothes. March of the Penguins was on – I’ve never seen it but I ended up sobbing most of my way through it – thought I would try a 30 second sketch on the back of an old envelope – need more practice …LOL