It will soon be Exhibition time again and I have been busy ‘preparing’ new works for the various exhibitions I’ll be taking part in. See the list of exhibitions here.
The first and hardest task is to select the works which would best be displayed in frames, and those which would suit being mounted and wrapped in cellophane for the browsers. Then there are all the mounts to be cut cleanly and bevelled, and I prefer to make double mounts, with a thin slip of a suitable coloured mount showing behind the top cream board. The framed works then have to be set in their frames and sealed, and those for the browsers are backed with board and wrapped in cellophane. Everything then needs to be labelled, and priced, ready for each exhibition, and finally, the hanging cords are fixed.
“I can’t draw” ! When I’m out painting and sketching in the countryside, or the town, I am frequently confronted with people who say, “I can’t draw” or “I wish I could Draw” or sometimes “I used to paint, but was’nt very good”. So this winter, I decided to do something about it, so the next time someone says this, I can do something useful to help them confront these issues.
So – I have compiled: Sketching & Drawing – My 10 Top Tips.
If you have always wanted to paint and draw with confidence, and for those who say “I can’t Draw or sketch” this is for you. It is a FREE pdf file giving my 10 top tips to help you get started, from the beginning, with step by step guidance. So If you think I’m talking to you, and you would like to have a go, go on! Put your name and e-mail address in the box below, and I’ll send you the link to get the file. It’s as easy as that!
I have often thought that sketching and drawing is the least expensive, yet the most worthwhile hobby to have. You can start for under £5 and its fun and enjoyable too.