Monthly Archives: November 2013

Excitement at Hot Bed Press!

Which day of the year involves weeks of preparation, lots of last minute rushing around and then eager people excitedly opening boxes to see the surprises within? What do you mean ‘Christmas’? I’m talking about 20:20 Print Exchange Launch Day! … Continue reading

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Electric Printmaking – Day 2

Yesterday’s course on Electric Printmaking was not as I had expected. What was billed as ‘not for the faint hearted’ and promising ‘scope to play with electric engravers, drills and routers’ to produce ‘brash and gutsy’ images turned out to be … Continue reading

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Electric Printmaking

Today I’ve been on the first day of a weekend course on Electric Printmaking. This is basically using power tools to produce the plates. Just before I retired from teaching five years ago, I treated myself to a cheap set … Continue reading

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Steps backwards… steps forwards

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Earlier today, I found a folder of life drawings I made last winter and promptly forgot all about. I thought I’d post them here, by way of comparison with what I produce on the life…

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Life Drawing With Julia

I did some life drawing this evening in Horwich (near Bolton) organised by Julia Entwistle who I mentioned in connection with the Delicieux Fair. This is the second time I’ve been. I wasn’t happy with my drawings the first time, … Continue reading

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Sheffield Print Fair – The Return of the Native

Yesterday the Management and I went across the Pennines to the Sheffield Print Fair. It was organised by Jane Elliot who I know from her printing days at Hot Bed Press in Salford but who now lives in Sheffield. She … Continue reading

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Close your eyes and sing…

Originally posted on ART FOR NOTHING:
“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing ” ~Pablo Picasso life drawing-quick pose 1 life drawing-quick pose 2 “There is no must in art because art is free.” Wassily Kandinsky life drawing-quick…

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Delicieux – An Aftermath

The first day of the art fair at Delicieux was disappointing but the second day was much better for all the artists involved. I sold two framed prints and a couple of unframed ones from my Doug Wellyn’s Potting Shed Prints. … Continue reading

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Art Fair at Delicieux

Today I was at the first day of a weekend art fair at a Bolton deli/café/bistro called Delicieux. The fair nearly didn’t happen at all as two days before the chap who was organising it pulled out taking four of the … Continue reading

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‘Experimental’ Life Drawing Performance Art

Julia said at today’s drawing class that as the current set of classes was coming to an end she would write an outline for the next set. I just hope she doesn’t get any ideas from this!!!

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