Medieval Man

My daughter had an appointment at the University of Birmingham recently and asked me to drive her. So, having the morning to myself, I had a delightful opportunity to investigate Selly Manor, a medieval house relocated to the village of Bourneville for the edification of Cadbury factory workers. I love medieval figures. It is interesting … Continue reading Medieval Man

Day 36 – As Above

Spent the weekend reading Paul Klee again and was taken with the idea that if you are going to engage in abstraction, you have an opportunity to explore the idea of drawing not only what can be seen, but what is hidden. By thinking about this, you can bring in what Klee regards as the … Continue reading Day 36 – As Above

Day 33 – Wandering Third

Yesterday, I completed DUCA and my Instagram friends have shared lots of lovely support and encouragement with that experiment. I’ve also met some other artists working with the concept of repetition and grids over the past few days, and that’s been fun too. The title of this post refers to the fact that I am … Continue reading Day 33 – Wandering Third

Day 29 – Wiggly Grid

Today I decided to complete the Bat Biscuits grid and I’m kind of happy with how it turned out actually. I want to take this in some other directions and do some other iterations, but I feel like I’ve strayed from my original project idea which was to study the compositions of artists I really … Continue reading Day 29 – Wiggly Grid

Day 28 -Moving Lines

Had a few doodles in my head after spending the weekend reading more Paul Klee. The emerging theme in this project for me is about repetition. You probably spotted that already. I’ve been warned that a crisis of inspiration is looming in the next week or so of the 100 Days. One participant I’m following … Continue reading Day 28 -Moving Lines

Day 24 – Hackney Knight

Rose to my own challenge to change pens, which was easy because I fell down the rabbit hole of Tom Hackney‘s exhibition Corresponding Squares at the World Chess Hall of Fame. This show is about the chess games of Marcel Duchamp and I was particularly invigorated by Chess Painting No. 88 (Vajda vs. Duchamp, Nice, … Continue reading Day 24 – Hackney Knight