2010/06/23

やっと晴れてきた!






The weather seems to have finally taken a turn towards sunny and warm 'summer'! There's something about the change in the air that you can smell,  which announces that a season has well and truly arrived. I can't really describe it - like I can't describe the smell when I know it's about to rain, I can just recognise it in that instant.


Yesterday was the Private View for the Graduation Exhibition - it's already been two years since my work was exhibited there... how time flies... It was nice to see some old faces, amongst a wave of new graduates. I will be going to see the work in the next few days to take it all in, with hopefully less of a crowd.
If you are around, please go and see it! http://www.nuca.ac.uk/degree-shows-2010


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I have been working on this small painting, inspired from flora I saw in a botanical garden in Okinawa last year. I am pretty close to finishing it - in fact I'm unsure how to finish it... but I shall see. Nihon-ga painting, using mineral pigments, on washi paper.

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2010/06/18

Hank, Morning Glories and Adzuki




I have made some quick sketches for a competition. A publisher is looking for someone to illustrate the stories and adventure of Hank the Jack Russell. The deadline is next Tuesday! I've quite some way to go yet, but here are some photos of the work in progress.