Thursday, 31 March 2011

Children's faces

I don't seem to have had much time for my art lately as I have been preparing for some recent workshops and helping with a U3A drawing group.  It always surprises me how much time and thought needs to go into things like this even if it is a repeat session.  Anyway it has been fun, I have met lots of new people interested in CP and hopefully some of them will consider joining the UKCPS which is the main point of the exercise. 

One of the faces above started out as an experiment to show the drawing group that you could use different types of pencil other than graphite and the different tones you can achieve with just one pencil.  I enjoyed doing it so much I did a few more, a couple of them were inspired by illustrator JH Dowd and the others from my photo collection.  I have used a Polychromos Burnt Sienna on Mellotex which is very smooth.  Each face is only about 3inches high
I am slowly getting to grips with my MacPro and the training sessions have been a godsend.  Still a lot to learn but at least I am not having to think about every move now.  I am so impressed with Apple and their customer service, there are many other companies that could take a leaf out of their book.

Also been getting used to a new automatic car with a recently installed 'loft conversion' which is a top box that sits on the roof rails, we raise the lid and sleep in it.  Thank you Boab for introducing us to this ingenious tent on wheels, can't wait for warmer weather.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

New Computer

My lovely man has bought me an early birthday and Christmas present, I have a MacBook Pro and this is the first time I have used it...YUMMY!!  I'm in 7th heaven!!  Paul was getting fed up with me complaining at my Vista which is very slow after 3 years hard work and needs rebooting several times a day.
A big thanks to Eliot at Apple, Cribbs Causeway whose knowledge and patience got me over the first steps.