Last week my life drawing group had an exhibition in Bury St Edmunds. I showed my colourful pastels (a selection below). There were sixteen of us represented in the gallery and it was a strong, varied show. The gallery shots have two walls missing… I meant to take them later, as there were people in front, so you miss out seeing the work of Judith Glover and more by Pamela Yeend and Anna Dixon Smith. Drat, I forgot! Here is link to the catalogue that I put together for the exhibition and which has work by each of the artists.
Now that the work is down, when I went to the group today I felt I needed to step away from my pastels and work in a different media. I couldn't find my chamois and I had been making mono prints so I decided I would take some Akua ink, a small plate, a brayer, a barren, a spoon and a small sketchbook to print into.
The setup for the sessions has changed and I find it difficult to make an interesting pastel anyway because there isn't enough 'confusion' to compose my squares/rectangles. Working purely in light in a gestural way with ink would be different! I forgot my paintbrush, but Anna lent me one. We had thee minute, ten minute and twenty minute poses.I work with a rag taking ink away.