One of my children left thir sandal in the hallway, so I made a sketch of it.
Another ‘ten minute’ sketch: My interpretation of the “ten minute” part of that are somewhat liberal.
Posts may become a bit less frequent here a I’ve just started a three-year apprenticeship to become a carpenter and cabinet maker. I’ll post pictures of my projects as and when I make something photographable.
The Celts had very clear ideas about how the natural world fitted together: everything was separate and precious, but they worked because they fitted into the beautiful whole. Sandal wearing hippy that I am, I naturally warm to this concept, so I tried to get the idea across in this picture with three distinct parts of the tree and sky making one circle.
The original is painted on cardboard with a papier-mache surface and is one square metre because I didn’t feel I could justify the cost of a canvas. Fortunately reducing it to fit the blog means most of the mistakes are hidden.
For various reasons I spent a lot of time in Stuttgart last month, so here’s a sketch based on my commute. The tram is one of these units, specially built for the very steep hills of the city.
I got the idea for the picture from this image. I’m not sure why a painting of a Welsh quarry got me sketching a German tram, but my mind works in funny ways sometimes.
More Celtic design on Saturday, and in colour…
Looking for a subject for a ten minute sketch, I noticed a USB plug on my desk. Drawing items of office equipment is considered real eccentric artist stuff by some people, although having got used to my habit of using the dinner plates as templates, my wife no longer comments.
After my attempt at a spiral, I went back to knotwork, which I’m a lot more practiced in. One of the problems I had with making small designs was getting used to the coarse canvas, but I cunningly solved this problem by making a complete mess of a previous design and having to cover it with several layers of paint to get rid of it.