Thursday, 2 January 2014

The end of 2013 and the end of this blog - see my new one at

It's the end of 2013 and the end of this blog.  Many thanks to all the people who have read it and often given me interesting and useful feedback - 2836 page views to date.

If you would like to continue to follow my blog about art I make and art that I see, please go to

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Friday, 27 December 2013

A few sketches from my recent Far East travels

A few sketches from my recent travels to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam December 2013.  They were scribbled very rapidly using permanent pen while on guided tours and then some water colour wash added later in the day, usually while sitting in a cafe or by the swimming pool.

 For more about my trip see my blog 'Travels with my father'

Scooters parked outside a temple in Vietnam

One of the temple buildings at Ayutthaya - I loved the roofs

The long, thin format of these sketches is due to being drawn over 2 pages in a travel, moleskin sketchbook.  Each page is approx. postcard size.
 A Buddha at Ayutthaya
Inside a courtyard at Raffles Hotel, Singapore

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Goldfinches - lino prints on gift tags for Christmas

My favourite birds - goldfinches. Up to 10 goldfinches at a time visit my garden to eat sunflower hearts, niger seed and to perch on and peck at teazels. I can see them from my studio window. Unlike blue tits, they sit fairly still for quite a while which helps ifyou are trying to draw them!
  Other visitors include a woodpecker, starlings, blackbirds, great tits, bullfinches, sparrows and, in deeper winter, siskins, fieldfares and redwings.
While I was drawing, I was listening to the 'Be Good Tanyas' who sang, 'the littlest birds sing the prettiest songs...'.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Walking the Dog - lino prints

Lino prints I've created after my visit to Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire. Since watching these dogs on the beach I've started scrutinising the antics of dogs in the local park...I must do more dog walking images!
 Leading the way...  lino print on ivory, silk paper
 Leading the way...lino print on red, silk paper
 Here's the ball - lino print on ivory paper
Slowly walking along...

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Artists' Book Exhibition comes to Bristol 5 Nov-30 November

at the University of West of England, Bristol, UK
(Tom Trusky Exhibition Cases, Bower Ashton Library)

Britannica Challenge comes to Bristol
5th November - 30th November 2013
If you missed the exhibition of artists' books when it was on at the Sidney Nolan Trust
it is moving to Bristol next week.
See more in the university's Book Arts newsletter...
There are some amazing altered books in the exhibition.  Here are a couple of photos of my book - Volume 21   S-T     'Swimming the Butterfly'.


Monday, 28 October 2013

Wightwick Manor - monotype

Wightwick Manor is a beautiful National Trust property near Wolverhampton and near the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.  I did some small sketches and took some photos earlier in the summer when the wisteria was flowering.  I have been using these as reference to create a layered monotype today.  

I have printed 4 layers (on top of each other) on the paper (Fabriano Artistico) today.   I can't show you yet... it needs more layers.  Probably at least another 4, maybe a lot more.