Friday, 22 September 2017

Book illustration

It's been a long time since I posted in here. It's been a busy year but not in my sculpture studio. Sadly the light pieces I've been working on have been put on hold for a while.





But I've been illustrating a children's book.

And after a year of hard work I am now nearing the end.
Soon I will be able to talk about it more.







I am also in the middle of moving house and developing a website. Both very time consuming.
The new house will mean a bigger studio for my sculpture and a lighter painting room for my illustration work.
Also a big garden.
Looking forward to growing my own vegetables!

Monday, 16 January 2017

still life drawing...



First life drawing session of the year last night.  I am managing to go life drawing fairly regularly now.
I spend much of my time painting very detailed, small things, so it is wonderful and very important that I can occasionally be free with a large piece of paper, a large chunk of charcoal and a big paint brush.

I put all life drawings in albums on my Face Book page facebook.com/smccartneyartist/









Saturday, 7 January 2017

new year garage update...



It wasn't that long ago that I did a big tidy up in my garage. Yet it was back to busy chaos again almost immediately and by Christmas it was looking like this. Many things happening at once but no room for anything to happen till I tidy up!




Today it looks like this.

All the things I'm in the middle of doing set out neatly, ready to go.




These two need their batteries fitted so I can finish them...



This one and the other two beside it need the LED's soldered up and tested. Soldering is the best job for when I am feeling a bit over whelmed by life...



This one has the led's soldered together and now needs setting in resin then the wall fixing sorted out ...

I have new moulds to try out ...

and my painting room is full of boxes of things I can't keep in the garage over winter because they go mouldy or get eaten. A casting is needed to clear the decks ...

oh and there are boxes of resins that need polishing ,,,

... so when me and Marmite are having a little break from painting, I can now get out in my garage and get on with some of these goodies. I like that I have something practical to do when my eyes need a rest and I can't paint any more.