Jack Edwards beans on a striped plate-a painting a day original watercolour AND a design for a collagraph
8cm x 16cm, 3.25″ x 6.5″
These two are work in progress,
The beans on the plate are almost abstract and I am fine with that. They grew on the allotment and we have dried them for use in stews. They are rather good in stews they get very soft and smooth, better than shop bought dry beans. The plate is a bit of a disaster zone, but it’s an easy picture to set up and do, so I should try again.
The print-like image is a wax rubbing of a collagraph plate which did not work. I made it to remind me of how to proceed when I sort out the technical problem caused by the waxy leaves. I have read of someone using a mixture of polyfilla and pva glue.
The snow has finally proved to me that my sons are no longer children. It snowed on Saturday night, instead of leaping out of bed and getting out there they came to in their usual morbidly slow way and cursed the fact that there was the whole of Sunday to clear the roads making school closures less likely!” But it means you’ve got today to go sledging!”, I said weakly….a short time ago they would have been cock a hoop that the snow arrived on a weekend for maximum exploitation.
No2 son has returned from school with an appointment with the deputy head for throwing snowballs at school, and there was I thinking as I thought everyone thought …its only muppets and cissies that don’t play with the snow.
This etching has been framed and is for sale at Burgess Hill Open Houses see blog for June 4th
Day One hundred and seventy six,
Took lovely aunt with me on my trip to Gallery 26, Field Row
Worthing, she visited a friend she has known since she was eighteen and in her
first job outside London, the war was still on. Her friend is in a care home
where they major on the food and fuss made of residents and their guests, they
get a sherry every day before lunch….I should be so civilised!
Gallery 26 are showing some
of my prints for the next week.
Afterwards we stopped for
five minutes to look at the sea but became distracted by the lithe tanned men
working on their kite surfing…lovely aunt was full of questions about this
and was treated with great kindness by one of them who explained how it all
worked to her. She wondered if it was something I would like to take up….I
was very amused…but if it had been invented in the 1970’s I would have been
very tempted ( by the sport I mean), it looked like the next best thing to
being a seagull gliding on the wind. The sea smelt so good and the sun was
strong . We then went on to find a picture framer who also turned out to be
lovely, what a nice place Worthing is!! It was just what I needed after reading
the obituaries of someone I had been a surrogate aunt to when he was a kid. I
really hate it when people die young.
No2 son has sold almost enough modified game controllers with
extra flashing lights to get himself a flying lesson, he seems a bit young to
be soldering and running his own little business but it seemed only sensible to
look for some accounting software for him…..pinch me someone that’s my baby
boy. No 1 son is off to Suffolk for a few days.
Am already beginning to tire of podding broad beans but I still
love my six foot high peas plants. Courgettes doing well and squash, something
‘Toscana’ are overdoing the productivity -will need to thin or they will all
expand and pop each other off the plant.
Here is a picture of a print that missed the exhibition but that I
really like framed up. It is a Hayter print the second pull through the press,
I love it. It’s called Pale Windflower.
Basket with Salvia patens grown from seed.
#176 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog