Thursday, 21 November 2013

Lemur Couple

I submitted 2 pieces of work to the Luton Art Show a few weeks ago and I recently found out that one got in.  I am so happy it was my 3rd year trying, it's good to know that persistence pays off.
The one that did get in is actually featured in a past post titled Pinecones. see it here
It means that it will be on display at the Luton Museum in Wardown Park from December till March 2014.  It is up for sale, but I'm not worried whether it will sell or not I was just happy to get it in and go to the private view.

If you are wondering what was the second piece, the one that didn't get in?
Well this is it.  A watercolour of a male and female ring tailed lemurs, from a photo I took at Whipsnade Zoo.  

This is what it looked like in it's frame.  
Even though it didn't get in the show, it turned out quite well.  I really enjoyed doing this style and I think I might do it again for other animals. 
It was quite convenient because this weeks illustration Friday theme is 'tail'.
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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Medieval Wall Murals

I visited The Piccotts End Medieval Wall Murals in Hemel Hempstead during Heritage Open Day.
This is a quick sketch I did of one of the panels, which depicts Jesus's baptism. They were discovered by accident in 1953 and were probably painted in the 15th century.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Illustration Friday: Secret

One of my favourite books is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. So when this weeks theme was 'secret' I had to use the story in some way. Enjoy, Share and Subscribe - Dolly