Friday, 22 August 2014

Late . . .


I know, I am sorry, I am late this morning, so I thought I would show you the first of my experiments with a poster clock, that I made for my son featuring our cat Belissimo, on Monday.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Keisuke Teraoka I






Keisuke Teraoka's wonderful miniature paintings on card are like modern ancient relics or weathered graffiti with wonderful patina and lovely textures and designs.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Yuko Irie III




Posters by Yuko Irie. I love the gentle humanity of all of her work, it reminds me of Chagall, this and the poetic use of line and hints of colour.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Yuko Irie I

Yuko Irie makes dolls, surreal art dolls and beautiful illustrations and posters like this one, of her working. 

Friday, 15 August 2014

Secret treasure



This is not a finished piece, by any means, but I wanted to work some things out on paper before developing a painting of this. 

From my parents house, the lane leads straight out onto the marsh. There is an old abandoned caravan small and round, disappearing into the reeds and the landscape, it was used by model airplane enthusiasts. 
On one of many walks past this last week, I thought I would peer in through open door.
I got a surprise as a swallow skimmed past me and I glimpsed a beautiful 'treasure' nest, a joy that still warms my heart, and so I have used gold to try to convey the magic of this old abandoned caravan and its secret inhabitants.
I love this part of the world, it brings stories into my heart and mind and makes me at peace.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

A King . . . Midas




Inspired by Manon Gauthier's response to the theme King on Illustration Friday I set myself the task of a Midas, I want him to have silver tears and I would like to work with this story more. 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Annemette Lichtenberg II


Diving into the Edinburgh festival today, very briefly. This work by Danish artist Annemette Lichtenberg seems to fit how I am feeling too well. 
I am running out of air . . . two days of holiday to go and far too many things that I want to achieve or do. Time to breath, going to see some plays at Summerhall and have some fun.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Jana Nachlingerová





I am in the mood for some circus colour and emotion, it is dark and wet and windy and I want to escape, to climb into these collaged pictures by Jana Nachlingerová and enjoy the lights, the fun and the spectacle. 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Cristina Sitja Rubio


Venezuelan illustrator and ceramicist Cristina Sitja Rubio divides her time between Berlin and Barcelona. Cristina has a very loose style mixing scale and style on a surreal plane without perspective allowing her subjects to almost float on the paper and move freely to do what ever her imagination wants them to in the pictorial plane.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi VII

We have journeyed home, with a bag of walnuts and a service tree to plant. 
This illustration of a dark forest and strange creatures in a walnut shell style boat by Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi is very like today, it is dark with rain and surreal to be home after being in so many different locations in the past few weeks.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Finishing the map

Traveling home today and Freya is finishing off the map, inspired by The Wizard of Oz illustrated by Sara Ogilvie.