She has life: hers to live with all the wisdom and grace she can, out there in the world. Yet, hers is life after death – the death of her child. She carries that loss always, so too the joy they shared – their marvellous precious life. She brought him into the world, yet sheContinue reading “Life after Death”
I wanted to do a precise drawing, to take the time to look closely and draw what I observed. I had a lovely stalk of wheat, quite small and very pale, but close up there were lovely shapes and beautiful detail. I took a photo of it, cropped the image to the shape I wanted,Continue reading “Contrasting pencil”
I didn’t have a stack of mirrors, so I raided the kitchen drawer for tin foil! It forms a great reflective surface for a still-life composition. Playing with images of reality and illusion is something that Florence Henri toyed with, an American-born artist who developed her photographic style in her mid-30’s. She created a photographicContinue reading “‘It ain’t necessarily so…’”
Aren’t Christmas cards great! Not only do you get lovely messages from friends, but you get some beautiful art too! This card depicting a scene from a print by Utagawa Hiroshige caught my eye. It is a section of a larger work in which two woman stand either side of this scene, looking beyond theirContinue reading “Christmas snow”
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