Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Birds and bees

This is a reliquary I finished today. At the moment the lid looks a little big but that is just because the bottom has been shrinking. Most of this set are decorated with birds and bees.
I've been thinking that I need to work on my drawing skills so I've joined a life drawing class. It's ages since I've done anything like this and many of the others in the group are very young. They are all working on huge sheets of paper with charcoal and I am working on A3 paper with ordinary pencils and trying to get very precise ,accurate lines. I went to see the Lucian Freud exhibition a few weeks ago and it made me feel like giving up. It was breathtaking, most wonderful.
At the moment I have some work in Red Barn Gallery in Cumbria. It's a long way to go so I haven't been there myself but it looks like a wonderful place to spend an afternoon as they also have a great looking garden centre.
I'm off to Devon for the week-end on a walking holiday. I'm not looking forward to the walk but I am sure there must be some potteries near. We are staying vaguely near Dunsford if anyone knows which potteries are near!

1 comment:

  1. I understand about "wanting to give up" when I see breathtaking work, but believe me, you are right up there.