One of the really great things about being in Cambridge during the week is being able to take advantage of all the events that happen here. There is a never ending list of films, concerts and galleries to see, so many that it’s hard to choose! Friday evening I attended a talk by Barbara Rae at Trinity Hall. I have loved her paintings for years and have an old catalogue from the early 80’s, so it was a real privilege to listen to her talk about her work in such down to earth and amusing way. It’s so important to see her work up close as she uses a lot of collage and textures.
I am beginning to think I might try painting with acrylic again!
|Barbara Rae – Red Terraces Collioure – 152 cm x 152 cm|
I spent all day on Thursday working on a new drypoint and below is the first print. I have been looking at some botanical drawings by Stella Ross Craig, an illustrator of flora whose masterly drawings of British plants took 26 years to complete. I really enjoyed drawing this cowslip, although the leaves are too dark in places, so now I have to fix that!
|Cowslip and Bees 6″ x 8″ Drypoint in progress|