Vermeer and Bridget Riley, drypoint progress and Bumble bee drawings.

Bridget Riley,  Rose Rose 5   oil on linen,
94.6 x 78.3 cm
I can’t believe that I forgot to mention my visit last Saturday to Kettles Yard and the Fitzwilliam Museum.  If you find yourself in Cambridge, be sure to visit Kettles Yard.  It is such a beautiful place with so many interesting drawings and paintings.  You can read about it’s origins here
What an amazing contrast these two exhibitions were.  Bridget Riley’s paintings and then a few Vermeers.  Both perfect in different ways.  I just couldn’t get over The Lacemaker.  Seeing it closeup was a privilege.  You can see why his paintings stands out.  The coloured threads hanging from the cushion were almost abstract in their handling.  Amazing. 

Below are some of my less than amazing drawings, and the drypoints I have been working on!
I am learning so much and strangely enough enjoying drawing directly onto the plate.  It’s like magic when you finally get to print.

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9 thoughts on “Vermeer and Bridget Riley, drypoint progress and Bumble bee drawings.

  1. Hello! I stumbled upon your bumblebee drawings and thought they were amazing! I just wanted to let you know that I used them on my facebook page. I have given you credit of course but I just wanted to come by and let you know. 🙂 If you are at all afflicted with my usage I will be more than happy to take the photo off. just let me know!

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