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Christmas. Jigsaws. Books.

Over Christmas lots of people sent me pictures of their jigsaws and books they had received. Lovely to see where they get to. And lovely to hear how many jigsaws were done. So, if you have pictures send them to … Continue reading

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Tattered wings; or scraperboard in progress.

   When I was young I loved Tarka the Otter, by Henry Williamson, illustrated by Tunnicliffe. Also My Friend Flicka by Mary o’Hara, also by Tunnicliffe and also using scraperboard as a medium. The text for A Hole in the … Continue reading

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Studio

  Working in my studio, finding peregrines in the scraperboard, tidying up, while Mary and Little p read Mister Finch’s beautiful book. My hare arrived. She’s beautiful. From Mike Gadd. I need to draw her. I need to paint her. … Continue reading

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Gathering thoughts, and peregrines

I bought these in an antique shop in Fishguard. They have been long dormant. I wonder whose they were and what images they created, and once more, what happens to artists materials when they die. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious … Continue reading

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Gilding a peregrine.

On Saturday 6th December I spent the day in the Gardens Of Wales Gallery gilding a peregrine. I had the good company of a few people while I worked and met Carl Stringer, photographer for the gardens, who watched and … Continue reading

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A hawk on the glove.

It is evening. Downstairs the fire burns. This has been my day. Waking early with words tangling in the mind. Prepping prints for a gallery who have waited patiently and walking the dogs on the beach while the gold doodles dry. … Continue reading

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Mary All Alone; or, Little P Hibernates.

It was cold outside. The rain made patterns on the grey windows. “I’ve decided to see what it’s like to hibernate,” said Little P. “But you can’t hibernate, Little P,”said Mary. “You would have to eat too much. Pandas need … Continue reading

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A walk in the woods

  “Can we go for a walk in the woods today?” asked Little P. “Yes,” I said. So we did. And in the wild wood we could hear the sea’s roar through the trees, from far away, like a restless … Continue reading

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The Adventures of a Small Tube of Smalt

Some time ago I sent a tweet to Winsor and Newton telling them how much I missed the colour Smalt. It was a colour Winsor and Newton had produced as a special edition anniversary colour. I used it so much … Continue reading

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Waiting for gold

I painted, with the last of the smalt, the shadow beneath her wings. This is the last of the paintings of the wild hawk, now returned to her home in the sky. Tomorrow, Saturday, I will be adding gold leaf … Continue reading

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