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Thursday, 10 September 2015

"What's Up" new study off the board

After 8 weeks of giving them all the cold shoulder, I warmed up my scribble friends and got tucked into a new compositionally unusual dog portrait.

The reason threefold:

  1. I hadn't drawn a dog for ages
  2. wanted a break from the traditional head portrait
  3. Couldn't resist those wee eyes.

The result threefold:

  1. pencil shavings on the floor once again
  2. back in the groove
  3. new drawing on the board

What's Up
21 x 29 cm
Pencil on Paper

Up next a horse, a beautiful bay stallion.
Back soon ....

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Ready-for-open-day studio pics

went from a buzzing brain to a totally up-side studio back to normality and then over the edge to uncluttered the space of 7 days!

Opening the studio to the outside world was a definite whirlwind of new undefined proportion.

The flip side to the stress is mega: got to meet a great bunch of people,  have new drawing underway and I'm still (amazingly) operating in a clutter-less heaven.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

When my brain buzzes

and goes into over-drive the studio's look's suffer.
Creativity reaches full flow, to-do lists are shrunk,  multitasking king of the mound!
Despite the fog one thing is crystal clear : these are happy days.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Bridgehouse Collections, jewel of the Ems

Did you know that black and white art looks amazing hung on a turquoise back drop?
Neither did I ... until last week.
Yep, last Friday saw the opening of a fabulous exiting interior decor boutique in downtown Warendorf.

Bridgehouse Collections opened it's doors to an enthusiastic crowd.
A crowd which gathered in anticipated delight at discovering the vision of founders Michael Ripploh and Fran Goodsell.
The  resounding "oh's"' &"aaaah's" as the boutique was unveiled said it all.

Much to my honour (and delight) a lovely selection of my work has been hung (for sale) in this new gem of a boutique and looks simply amazing (black and white hung on a turquoise wall is truly genius!)

If you are ever in the area or simply keen on discovering ways of delighting friends and family with special gifts, be sure to keep Bridgehouse Collections on your radar!

Bridgehouse Collections
Emsstra├če 22
48231 Warendorf
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00
Tel: +49 (0)2581 9282208

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Because I'm slow

and need to take my time when drawing, the number of original drawings that come off my board yearly only just make it into double figures.
Each created diligently and lovingly over dozens and dozens of hours.

This leads to frustration (yep!) compensated by either filling the studio loudly with alternative rock, way too many cups of coffee and on a really mad day extremely strange dance moves.
When I say pencils rock they really do but in a slow kinda Zen way ;)

This must be why I've discovered iphotography (which I now use as quick fix for my frustration)
Daily walks take me on compositional adventures.
I don't sketch: I shoot!
Daily and feed Instagram.

In total opposite to the slow brewing and care needed for one of my pencil drawings, this quick and very snappy medium brings a freedom to my creativity and compositional vision. Blink and the light is gone. Hesitate and the moment is a has been.
It's thrilling.