Monday, February 19, 2007


Untitled, acrylic on panel, 14 x 10" approx, 2006

I decided to post two images today because I'm expecting to be busy for the next few weeks. The bottom of this one is cut off, it didn't quite fit on the scanner. It's based on a drawing of a heron and a gull on an estuary in West Cork, Ireland, and except for the birds it's imaginary. In fact it was done before my last show but it was so different from the rest of that work that I kept it back, and now it's all on its own, a strange and lonesome little piece. Maybe I'll do another to keep it company.

Hand study

Hand holding a book open. Conte crayon on brown paper

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Sketch for an interior

On a letter size page, coloured pencils.
Something new is better than nothing?

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Vendor, Port of Spain

Vendor, Port of Spain

It's been a productive week for me, I finished another assignment in one of my courses. Aaah! Not much time for drawing though, unless you count the technical kind, which gobbled up most of the available hours. I snatched this pencil drawing of a vendor in Independence Square sometime around the middle of January, and as always with drawing from life, discovered some odd little facts. Such as, the back legs of the woman's chair are resting on a low step and are therefore a little higher than the front legs. Of what possible significance could that be, I hear you murmur. I don't know at all, it's merely a fact, duly noted.