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'.
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.
I love this film, I'm a huge fan of James Stewart. If you haven't seen it, watch it.
I drew this from pausing the film on TV, using a ink pen and watercolour. I debated whether I should colour and decided leaving it in greys. Maybe I will do it again in colour and imagine what Mary Bailey would have painted it.
The English countryside.
I normally hate doing landscapes, but I've been wanting to draw a landscape in this style for some time now.
It also fitted in well to this weeks illustration friday theme, 'lush'.
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My cousin had a baby in July, the first baby of my generation!
It was great meeting her, she was lovely.
I knew I wanted to draw something for her nursery. I found out her mum loves Winnie the Pooh and so I drew a copy of this classic Winnie the Pooh illustration.
The original I believe was drawn by E.H. Shepard who illustrated all four volumes of Winnie the Pooh throughout the 1920s and also Wind In The Willows for Kenneth Graham.
This is the version I used as my reference.
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