2018 Diary

I have signed up for the continuing 365 course with Carla Sonheim. Some old friends from previous years are along for the ride, together with new joiners.

April 2018

More work on tasks from the current 365 course:

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En route to somewhere else visited the British Library to have a look at African Scribes: Manuscript Culture of Ethiopia – such marvellous writing. And to the Wellcome Collection to catch the Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian Medicine and gasped at the fine gouache paintings included in the show.

Back to Tate Modern to have a quick visit to Picasso 1932  – wow, that man worked. And exhibits of so many skills and mediums.

Caught up with the RWS show – good selection!

Also visited Tate Modern to have an initial look at the Modigliani. Very crowded and plenty to see. Enjoyed the VR ‘visit’ to his last studio. Unbelievable technology… amazing. See the video. Hard to do any sketching but managed a few lines on my iPad.

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March 2018 : and I’m trying to keep up with 365 in spite of the seasonal weather. The ice and snow meant I couldn’t go to the Preview of the Contemporary Watercolour exhibition at Bankside RWS to see my picture on show (sob).

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(PS I placed my collage creatures on a Waitrose magazine page to photograph them just for fun.)

February 2018 : some more tasks

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Had another look at the latest Quentin Blake drawings at the Jerwood in Hastings. And took in the new POP! show at Pallant House, Chichester – good to see several examples by each artist. Plus I enjoyed the other new exhibition there of Leonard Rosoman paintings. Both oils and acrylics were delightful.


January 2018 : here are a few of the first tasks

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