I am in the midst of quite a lot of art right now. I joined the UK coloured pencil society and it gave me the impetous to really work at a couple of projects. They have a couple of exhibitions each year and as I joined, I got to thinking....well what would I enter? It focused the mind a little and I decided to really push the boat out on a couple of things and see if I could come up with something that was worthy of entering!
Instead of rushing, as I sometimes can do I have been working on a couple of pieces where I am really slowing myself down. The first was the spaniel which is a post or so down and I will post an update soon but the second is my most adventurous to date. I have made two visits now to the Blists Hill museuum at Ironbridge which is high on my list for a local tourist blog post, I do have some great images and lots to tell....but, that is perhaps next in my series.
Meanwhile I took this photo:
Andy challenged me to have a go at this and to be honest, I really do think it may be a little beyond my capabilities. To make matter worse, I have chosen watercolour paper, a first! Then caran d'ache pablo's, also a first!
It took me hours just to skecth it out!
Then several hours and lots of soul searching later, I have got his far!
I do have mixed feelings on this piece. However, I still feel that as a subject, he is most wonderful!