Summer’s over! Time to get back to work. Had my time by the lake, eating cake drinking coffee, swinging in the hammock reading (and struggling at times with) Nick Lane’s The Vital […]
It was Dan who mentioned that we had left the falcon hood behind by now. The more we have been working on the 3D scan, fitting it to the dimensions […]
Working with Dan this morning: got this far and then the software glitched…ahhhhhh! Dan, I guess try again another day.
I visited the famous Oakley Beat yesterday, on the River Test. I guess this sentence need a little explanation: the Test is a chalk stream in Hampshire and one of the […]
Another boiling hot day in the studio, as the sun pours in the skylights. Didn’t help that the heating was on first thing this morning, for some unknown reason! So, […]
Excuses, excuses, excuses: no point in postponing drawing because I am not feeling up to it. The only thing to do is to start: to draw myself into the day, […]
Now all I have to do is let it dry overnight, brush the surplus off in the morning, and see what I have got. My first time: god was I nervous!
Phew! Sweating away here in the studio. It is so hot today that everything is working double quick. The glue I am using to seal the chalk is drying in […]
I dropped in on Dr. Nick Thorpe in the Archaeology Department of the University of Winchester the other day. We talked all around how chalk appears from our past: artefacts, the […]
A visit to the chalk quarry yesterday, in the blazing sunshine, which made it very difficult to see anything thanks to chalk’s high albedo. The quarry was a flash of […]
If there is something of a celeb in the coccolithophore world, then it seems to be Ehux (Emiliania huxleyi), the one named after Henry Thomas Huxley. The coccoliths that make up […]
Tom Jeffreys has kindly included ‘Forgetful Worlds’ as one of the highlights of the Clean Unclean season on the online journal The Learned Pig. It has been a fascinating collection of works, […]
Early sketches for a film based on the wonderful prose-poem that Eleanor Holliday created as part of the work I made for the Cotswold Waterpark residency, A Space for the Bittern. It is […]
Last one this week: here is the beginning of the 4th chalk drawing in the series. I am looking at including gold leaf (that a small square of the stuff to the […]
Ah, the chance to revise, what a double-edge chalk. One advantage/disadvantage (circle correct word) of working on a series of drawings is that you can go back and modify an earlier attempt in the […]
Some days, the only thing that makes sense is to draw. The rest of the world is too complicated. I am getting into this series of drawings now: working on No.3 […]