Birmingham ‘Arts Fest’ 10th / 11th September 2011 – Birmingham City Centre
‘Art on the Railings’ – Centenary Square, Broad Street
With co artists Karen Arnold and Rebecca Jayne Dolby I took part in this years Arts Fest in Birmingham under the collective name ‘Cocoa Art’ What a great weekend! There was so much going on – and free! Our pitch was near the big stage in Centenary square where all sorts of music and bands were playing – and for an hour on Sunday morning we learnt to salsa dance! Brilliant weekend and very enjoyable.
Karen and I manned the stand and had lots of welcome comments, sales and a few commisions. Here’s to 2012 Art Fest!
, Fine Art
, Sea / Ocean series
Rockpool series – FOR SALE
Rockpool 1 Graphite drawing
Rockpool – 2 Pen & Ink drawing
Rockpool – 3 Pen & Ink sketch
Rockpool – 4 White ink on black card
Rockpool 5 Watercolour & Ink
Rockpool 6 acrylic paint on paper
Part of a series of work based on a photograph I took last summer in Cornwall which I cropped and produced the first drawing in graphite of a rockpool and shells. From this I continued the series and
each piece is based on the last work in each work, hopefully each piece will gradually change – as ‘Chinese whispers’ in art!
More to follow!
Pastel on paper 20 x 19 cm
Commission – SOLD
Jake is a Patterton breed. He’s very lively so I took photographs of him to work from!
This one of the many trees in Warley Woods – an old wood that was once part of James Galtons estate in Bearwood on the outskirts of Birmingham. It’s a favourite spot for both families and dog walkers and a little haven of peace in a busy, noisy city.
Graphite on paper 7″ x 7″
This is cropped section of a much larger photo taken of the fishing boats down at Mevagissey harbour.
I like cropping images that (hopefully) makes the viewer think about the larger picture.
Graphite on paper 6″ x 5″
This is taken from a cropped photo taken at the local cove. Backed by dunes
which are protected by a row of tumbling fencing. A towel thrown over the fence
gave them a lonely forgotton air that took my interest.
FOR SALE SOLD
Graphite on paper 4″ x 4″
This drawing is from a closely cropped photograph I took of a pile
of fishing ropes outside one of St Ives artist studios.
Although I’ve drawn them in graphite here, they were a wonderful
bundle of blues and aquas.
Acrylic paint on paper
Taken from a Beyond the Surface painting.
Using Photo shop I cropped, layered, flipped to alter the image,
before moving it into paint.
Acrylic & Gold Leaf on paper 36 x 30cm
This is done in several layers, adding paint, scraping it off until the desired effect was achieved. The copy doesn’t really do it justice as it has dark depths and glittering surfaces.
Inspired by the photo below taken late at night overlooking the harbour in Looe, Cornwall which I think is the best time to vist Looe when a variety of little shops are open in the cobbled streets and wonderful smells emerge from local fish restaurants.