Lazy blogger

I dare not look at the date of my last blog! But things have been very busy at school and although I’ve been making work, I’ve not even spared a thought for this page. One of my New Years resolutions is to learn new skills, starting with oil painting. I’ve never really played with them, but having tried a couple of basic exercises I found in some ancient text books, I’ve fallen in love. They also really suit my practice because I can stop and start as necessary (there is rarely a quiet moment in the department).
I also took part in a workshop with a (long ago) ex-student Rob Anderson who now lives in New York. It was a great opportunity for both staff and students to learn a new technique. We started with charcoal and a water spray on a raw canvas and then started to build with acrylic washes and finally oil detail. I will post a photo of the result soon (it currently lives in the science technicians lab).
But for now, here is my first steps in oil…

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Would also like to say hi to my ibbles – I finally updated it!!!

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