Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Mannion's & Co, York

These are a couple of drawings made in the lovely Mannion's & Co café in York. They take great pride in baking, so I was inspired to do some drawings of their bread on display. There is another room behind the main area which is like scenery in Alice in Wonderland- the panelled walls are bowing inwards under the weight of the building, and willow hearts are hung above, with teapots on victorian tables completing the picture. All it needs now is a lizard falling down the fireplace.

Here's a link to the café if you're ever in York:


Here are a couple of workspace pictures. The first is my Mum's pottery (which has most of Britain's paintbrushes in little pots and buckets), and the second is my own studio (art material and magazine dumping ground, and design studio). They are both c50x20cm on Khadi paper.

Easter spring

Hello, it's been a while, no entry for March? Shocking. I've been very busy working on an illustration commission for a publisher so had absolutely no time for my own drawings. Now it's back to a bit of spare time and a chance to get thinking about artwork again. 
The first painting is a response to the new blossom in the garden, made with watercolour on Khadi paper. The second is something I've always wanted to do- a watercolour drawing of shadows on the gently waving washing.