After 12 years or more the wooden shingles on the studio roof needed attention. The moss and accumulated leaf debris had grown thick and a slight ingress of water was evident. It needed fixing -
Since moving into the building two years ago I’d thought about getting more natural light into the studio and reckoned that new Velux roof lights would be the ideal solution. Now there was an opportunity to get the roof fixed and turn the space into a perfect light-
When I got back from the Antarctic in late November the job was finished with three skylights flooding light into a warm and creative-
Christmas Card 2017
My first job in the bright new studio has been making cards -
Throughout the year while printing and doing other work in the studio I set aside every scrap of paper. Most are strips or halves torn from much larger sheets of Fabriano Rosapina and Somerset Satin the two papers I use most for printmaking.
Having decided on a very simple and graphic image I lay out 10 small pieces of paper. Firstly I run across each with a couple warm coloured oil pastels or waxy coloured pencils marking the main shape, then using perhaps one additional coloured oil pastel quickly scribble the background. Then with a cold watercolour wash splash liberally across across the paper relying on the repelling of oil and water to create a seemingly complex image. The essence is to keep it as simple as possible.
I enjoy it very much and it takes a couple of days.
|Antarctica and Southern Ocean|
|Books & Videos|
|The Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula 2013|
|South Georgia on Pelagic Australis|
|Pension Insurance Corporation|
|Beyond Timbuktu - BBC 'World About Us' TV documentary|
|South Africa, tuna longlining|
|Bermuda in search of the Cahow|
|Arizona and Sonoran Desert|
|North Atlantic Odyssey_archive|
|NNN Conference_September 2016|
|Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica 2015|
|Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula|
|In The Studio|
|Florida, March 2017|
|Bringing the Dead Sea Back tio Life|