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Why did I chose a hedgehog for my latest pastel artwork?

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Why did I chose a hedgehog for my latest pastel artwork?

This blog talks about choices to be made on artwork subject matter as well as where from, and why, I chose a hedgehog. It also talks about alterations made to the reference photo as well as how I corrected a mistake made during its creation. I also mention details of the exhibition in September. I hope you find this of interest.

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Balancing the creation of artwork with the promotion of artwork and with life in general!

Balancing the creation of artwork with the promotion of artwork and with life in general!

It has been a busy few weeks with my Rotary commitments but I have managed to finish another kingfisher and nearly finished a woodpecker for my next exhibition at the Makers Mezzanine in September. Each artwork takes 25 to 30 hours so you can see why it is a slow process! It is always a bit of a pressured time in the summer because not only do I need to produce new work for H-art ( Herefordshire art week ) but also there are the commitments of the garden and so on. Getting the life balance is so important, as...

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It's all about delightful duckling artworks today!

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It's all about delightful duckling artworks today!

When a friend visited me during the Out of the Hills exhibition and asked if I could make a card of the duckling that was for sale there, it reminded me of the ducklings I had created in the past ( 4 of which have sold ) and I thought I'd share them with you. And of course we created some cards for our friend too....

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A successful exhibition and a study of human behaviour.....

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A successful exhibition and a study of human behaviour.....

I have been pleased with the outcome of the Out of the Hills art exhibition, given the current economic climate - I ended up selling two paintings and three prints as well as 30 cards.Β It was also interesting meeting people while stewarding at the event, and watching them as they moved around the gallery space, seeing what caught their eye. With 11 different styles and media on offer they had plenty to explore. Very interesting and enjoyable experience.

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Delighted to sell a kingfisher on the first day of my current exhibition

Delighted to sell a kingfisher on the first day of my current exhibition

It is always a challenge to decide what to display at any art exhibition. Kingfishers, ducklings and woodpeckers are always popular and I am pleased to say that this was proved on the first day of my current exhibition at Out of the Hills. This post explains more about this and when I will be stewarding there - hope to see you!

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