I have just finished the print which I was commissioned to do of Gogbatch in All Stretton, and delivered it to the Ragleth Gallery. I had forgotten what a lovely spot Gogbatch is, with its wandering stream and distant view of Caradoc.
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First two blocks cut and proofed. Third one drawn up, ready for cutting.
First block of my new print of Gogbatch drawn up and ready to start cutting.
Start of a new painting of Cardingmill Valley.
Another 6 x 6 in.
Extreme bit of reworking. Have cut down canvas of Barmouth Estuary from 2015, re-stretched and re-framed.
Just finished another 6 x6 in painting of Caer Caradoc during the last snow flurry.
Bodbury seen from New Pool Hollow. That’s looking back down the path to the reservoir.
Reworked the foreground of the Bodbury painting. Much happier with it now. Seem to be doing more of this recently. Things look different a couple of weeks on. Always caught between ‘ I can improve that’ and ‘move on, the next one will be better’!
Cardingmill Valley after some of our recent snow. 6 x 6ins.
Bodbury Ring hill fort and The Lawley seen from the Burway. 12 x 9 ins.
Just finishing a painting of Caer Caradoc in the snow, seen from the head of cwmdale.
The Lawley from Batch Valley, Church Stretton. 6 x 6ins.
Just finished a moody painting of Cardingmill Valley with mist covering the hills. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 ins. You’d be hard pushed to see the valley empty at the moment though.
Stormy day over The Wrekin!
Three prints and one painting just delivered to the Ragleth Gallery in Church Stretton. Hopefully to become Xmas presents!
Another version of the Long Mynd hills painting. Less sombre and a looser style. 6 x 6ins.
A small, 6in x 6in, painting from a walk on the Long Mynd.
Fifth layer completed. Just remains to choose the best five and destroy the rest. Traditionally the blocks should be defaced as well so that the edition cannot be ‘extended’ in the future.
Another version of the gnarly old trees on Offas Dyke.