This painting is called 'Little Cloud'.
It's taken quite a while to finish, hope you like!
I'll be taking her to my April workshops at Hope and Elvis,
I think my palette is telling me that I'm ready for the Spring!
I saw so much when we visited Hull with the Fine Art, Graphics and Photography students that I've had to add another post!
After having a look at the five Francis Bacon paintings there, (thank you Francis, as always, it was emotional!) we pootled off to the Fruit Market area, which is very hip and trendy indeed.
And then it was time for dinner.....I had wanted to visit Thieving Harry's for quite a while, and it certainly didn't disappoint.
It was originally part of the offices of the old Fruit Market in Hull and the interior had been decorated from reclaimed furnishings and materials from there.
It was just stunning.
Oo I do love a good serving hatch!
I ordered the spicy chickpea burger and it was delicious!
Farewell for now you gorgeous City Of Culture you!
I was lucky enough to go on a college trip to Hull, the City Of Culture 2017.
In the morning we visited a wonderful exhibition at Hull University, called 'Lines Of Thought.'
I have never seen work by so many hugely famous artists in one room, it was truly over whelming!
The Art Foundation, BTEC and A-Level students had the chance to really study the drawings and I could hear them say:
'ooh' here's a Hockney!'
'Look! A Picasso!'
I think that drawings are far more intimate than grand show-stopper paintings, you can see how the artist thinks and responds to the world instinctively, without having to consider an audience or patron.
An Asian Elephant
I had an interesting conversation with one of my Art Foundation students who asked what a 'drawing artist' was called, you have oil painters and water colourists, but not really 'drawers' do you?
I think that's a shame, without drawing none of the rest could happen could it.
It's strange trying to capture the drawing style of someone else, it's like trying someone else's hand writing.
But if you draw something you never forget it, it's the only way I really 'see' something.
Woman In A Taffeta Dress Saeted On A Wicker Arm Chair
Hope you enjoyed our little bit of culture, fancy a cuppa?