Posted by Lidya Endzo Kun iLLa
An early update this week, as it is half term and I have to grab any chance I can to use the computer. The next update will be on Wednesday 8th June.
I have had a second go at drawing our little puss, Kizzie, this time in chalk pastels. It is more satisfactory, than the last one, but I’ve “lost” the markings and she looks more like a tortoishell. Also the construction of the face isn’t quite spot on, so I am calling this another practice go.
It was good to be back with the boys and girls at art group again this week. No one asked where I was last week and I wondered if they’d noticed I wasn’t there. Karen had completed her ape painting, and Kevin had produced an attractive painting of some woodlands, in pale watercolours and leaving plenty of white showing. She and Sue have both said they want to paint Kizzie.
Elizabeth was working on a small Inktense pencil crayon drawing of some parrots, from a photo taken at a zoo she visited abroad on a cruise earlier this year.
As mentioned last week, I am featuring some of the artists whose websites link with my Artists of Derbyshire website, beginning with Andy Greaves MA, a photographer. I find his images interesting and thought provoking. There's a link to his blog from the bottom of this one, and here's one to his website: http://www.andygreavesphotography.co.uk/ Andy says:
'I have been an exhibiting and published photographer for over 25 years. My interests encompass all art disciplines within the creative industry. I am particularly interested with the participatory arts sector as a means to transform and empower both individuals and communities.