Sunday 24. 10. 10 Finally finished all the drawings for this series. I’m now going to leave them for a while and then come back to them later in the week with fresh eyes.
Archive for October, 2010
Thursday 21. 10. 10 It has been a busy week so far. I have started painting the portrait of Daisy and have been continuing with the train drawings. Have now completed 15 of the proposed 20 drawings for this series.
Saturday 16. 10. 10 George invited me to go with him and Laurene to this show this afternoon. It was in the old church at the Carré Ste Anne in Montpellier. A very inspiring show of drawings from contemporary galleries in Montpellier, art schools in Montpellier and Nimes and works from the collection of Piet Moget. The theme was contemporary landscape and there were drawings in a myriad of styles from abstract, through naive to architectural, from the famous to the unknown. And the audience was as varied, from young parents with small children in strollers to seniors. Afterwards we had a coffee and watched the strikers marching through the city.
Tuesday 12. 10. 10 Finished up another two drawings and have now finished the prairie section of the journey. Also did the base drawing for a large portrait of Daisy.
Monday 11. 10. 10 Have had a good day today and managed to do three more drawings and have finally got out of northern Ontario and on to the prairies. I am now at the half way point in the series so have 10 more drawings to go before I get to Vancouver.
Thursday 07. 10. 10 I have been working on more drawings from my cross Canada trip. I had originally thought that I would colour them but now have decided to keep them as B&W drawings and then use them as the basis for a series of monoprints, perhaps coloured. The two drawings above are both Northern Ontario.
Sunday 03. 10. 10 For the last week I have been working on a new series of drawings on mylar based on my trip out west by train. I have begun four drawings and am still exploring techniques. The drawing above is of Northern Ontario. More to come…
Sunday 03. 10. 10 Yesterday was a busy day. After lunch I drove into Baillargues and dropped off Daisy’s present for her friend Clémence with her Dad Jean-Luc. I then drove over to Claire’s for afternoon tea with Claire and her Mum. We had a lot to catch up on as we had hardly seen each other over the summer. In the evening I went to the vernissage of the new Vendémiaires show at St Mathieu. Interesting show. I didn’t stay too long as it was starting to get dark and was also starting to rain so had an exciting ride back to Clermont on unlit back country roads.