Watercolour of Cardingmill Valley in previous post delivered to Ragleth Gallery in Church Stretton, along with a relief print of the same view.
Framed up a final watercolour version of the view up Cardingmill Valley in the fog. I had done three as preparation for a relief print, simplifying the image each time. The other two are already sold and hopefully this one will be in The Ragleth Gallery in a couple of weeks.
The image in my last post seems to have got lost along the way so here it is again. And, I’ve been informed that ‘Fern 2′ is a rubbish title and it should be something like’Fern goes for a spin in her new sports car’.
Another etching of Fern.
My etching of Fern, our kitten, has been accepted by the Ragleth Gallery in Church Stretton, along with the etching of Ashes Hollow.
Just finished a new etching of an amazing tree in Ashes Hollow on the Long Mynd.
Created a second version of my ‘Trees at Offas Dyke’ print by re-cutting the original plate and overprinting with a new plate to change the detail on the trees and completely remove the stile. Puts the emphasis on the tree and grass textures.
Another version of my watercolour ‘Snow, Cardingmill Valley’ newly framed and on its way to Ragleth Gallery in Church Stretton.
Only had my work in the Ragleth Gallery for a week and they have already sold one of my pieces! A watercolour of Cardingmill Valley in the snow and fog.
Sold another ‘Fog, Cardingmill Valley’ last week and one of the big ‘Offas Dyke’ prints on saturday! The Dotty Dog in Shrewsbury is a lovely gallery and when picking up a cheque, like I did today, it’s very difficult not to spend it straight away on other artists prints.
Just delivered 9 pieces of work to the Ragleth Gallery in Church Stretton!
It’s only been open since July and features lots of good work from local artists working in all sorts of fields. Quickly building a reputation for quality work at reasonable prices.
Working on some small landscapes. 150mm x 200mm.
Pleased to find out that both my entries for the Shropshire Open have been accepted this year. A small oil painting ‘Jar’, and a linocut ‘English Bridge Steps, Shrewsbury’.
Having been encouraged by the response to my print of fog in Cardingmill Valley I have just finished a new print of ‘Fog, English Bridge, Shrewsbury’. This uses the same technique of printing on several layers of tracing paper and then sandwiching them together.
Added a new etching to my website. It’s a tree on the Long Mynd, between the Burway and Cow Ridge. An edition of 20, one of which has already found its way to an airbnb in Church Stretton.
Very pleased, and suprised, to be informed yesterday that my print ‘Fog, Cardingmill Valley’ has been awarded a Highly Commended certificate by the judges at the biennial Print Prize exhibition! Chuffed to bits!
Trip to Birmingham today to take my print ‘Fog, Cardingmill Valley’ which has been accepted for the 2018 RBSA Print Prize exhibition. Lovely gallery in the Jewellery Quarter. Exhibition runs from Wed 25 July to Sat 1 September.
Another drypoint etching. The 15th century Abbotts House in Butcher Row, Shrewsbury (at the moment housing Philpotts Sandwich shop). The small press that I now have makes printing so much easier. Hand burnishing was very time consuming and didn’t provide enough pressure to do etching.