Seaside views with ‘Three Seashells’ & ‘On the shore’ – who doesn’t like a seashell – especially when you live a footstep from the sea.
I have been obsessed by the Dockyard cranes for some time. ‘Cranescape’ is one of my favourites. I have recently been working on an etching which combines the cranes with naval ships. ‘Daring’ is a work in progress – it has a long way to go. Etchings take time, there are many processes to go through (etching the line, aquatint, adding textures and so on) and you don’t know exactly what you are getting until you take it out of the acid and make a print. ‘Daring’ may have a number of reincarnations but i will get there – watch this space.
Continuing my schoolboy morbid fascination with World War 2 and the horrors of mass bombing. In the Lancaster bomber, trapped in a searchlight, seven airmen face mortal peril. Down at ground level it’s no picnic either. The city is ablaze and the population is fleeing.
Spent a day at the Badger Press in Bishop’s Waltham last week and I have finally got around to uploading the images that resulted (and some others)