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Monday, 20 January 2014

"Weymouth"

Last week I was sure it had seen the last pencil stroke, this week I  stand by my initial decision and have signed my latest drawing "Weymouth".

Part of the daring mistakes challenge.
Looking for inspiration deep within.
Thinking unconventional.
Digging deep.
Going in close.
Staying personal.
Cropping, mercilessly .
Highlighting, contrasts.
Drama, angst and power.

Really liking the result.



"Weymouth"
Pencil on Paper.
17x30 cm
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Freshening up my mojo

It's January, the month of new beginnings. Fresh starts.

Things are going well in the studio and that's just it: they are ticking along smoothly.
Time for a "spice up".
To boost my mojo.
To re-asses.

On the plan this month:

  • Step out of my comfort zone.  Notch up my pencils to a new level. Dare to make mistakes
  • Try a new technic, a new approach, new pencils.
  • Slow down and feed my inspiration the good old fashioned way: curled up on the sofa books and magazines in hand; : AWAY from the computer from the fast lane of image overflow!
  • Visit the art museum. The space, the light, the art are pure eye candy and a wonderful way to feed my artist soul.
  • Make mistakes but make a start: pick up my pencils fearlessly



Watch this space it should be interesting….





"Four Power"
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. 2014.
All rights reserved.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Hello 2014 this is Napoleon.


Beauty, attitude, energy and black & white.

Welcoming 2014 with open arms and sharpened pencils.


Wishing each and everyone of you a fantastic New-Year filled to the brim with family, friends and the beauty of life.


         

"Napoleon"
25x30 cm
Sold
Pencil on Paper
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved.




p.s: This is Napoleon, a very smart, beautiful and affectionate Australian Shepherd.
His gorgeous alert face (have to admit to being fascinated with his eyes, especially the left one and the white mark in the corner …) with all the subtle contrasts and detail:a  joy to draw.