Category Archives: Drawing

Sketching At The Library

Today the Manchester Urban Sketching Group met up at the recently reopened Central Library in the centre of Manchester. I don’t think I ever visited it before it was renovated, but the new version is very impressive. Here is my … Continue reading

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Creative Block By Heather Prescott

During February I took part in the 28 Drawings Later Challenge on Facebook. I shared some of the drawings in an earlier post. One of my favourite artists involved was Heather Prescott who produced a series of cartoons about Creative … Continue reading

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PS Mirabel Open Studios

I now know what the Doctor’s companions feel like when they go into the TARDIS for the first time! This weekend has been Open Studios at PS Mirabel in Manchester (only just – a few yards away over the bridge … 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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Altrincham Arts Festival

Carole Evans was born and brought up in Altrincham before leaving for Uni. Visiting the town to see her parents over the succeeding years allowed her to see the degeneration of her hometown. Being a photographer she started to record … Continue reading

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Bolton University Fine Arts Degree Show 2013 Part 1

Regular readers will know what I think of artists’ statements written in International Art English aka Bovine Doo Doo. I was concerned then when I was at the Bolton University Fine Arts Degree Show on Thursday evening because I actually … Continue reading

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Drawing Quotes

I’ve mentioned Helen South’s posts on About.com before. (Ignore the ads and the layout. There is some good stuff there!) Today she had some interesting quotes about drawing. (The links are Helen’s own.): Cennini: ‘Do not fail, as you go … Continue reading

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Can You Discover An Artist Whose Work You’ve Known For Years?

I ask this question as a result of an auction lot being sold at Sotherby’s on 21st March. Looking at the online catalogue for the sale, I was interested in Lot 86 which is three signed works by Nicholas Garland. … Continue reading

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Life Drawing and Portraits

Yesterday’s Daily Telegraph had an interesting letter about the new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge at the National Portrait Gallery. “Sir – Due to the punishing schedules of the Royal family who are asked to sit for dozens of … Continue reading

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Why?

Regular readers will know that my regularly delivered rag is the Daily Telegraph. Today I saw the Guardian at the local supermarket and the picture on the front page caused me to shell out £1.20 for a copy. As it … Continue reading

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