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Mist outside and inside the studio today. Exhibition updates soon.


Emotive drawing

Visiting Sheffield today. First a delivery to Cupola Gallery (more exhibition details soon), then Ravilious and Co. exhibition at Millennium Galleries. Some stunning work, and sad personal histories. I attempted a Daily Drawing from a pencil study by Percy Horton. She is Lydia Smith, who was the girlfriend of his best friend, who was killed in the first world war. They later married and were together for many years. The drawing was beautiful and very intense. See it if you can.

End of 2017

Completed the painting today. Will it be the last for now? Will have to see. (No title yet, as usual).

Coming soon in 2018: a few exhibitions, one of which I’m really delighted with. More details soon.

Daily Drawings 2017 will draw to a close soon: that’ll be six full years of drawings. I’m going to find a way to display them together.

Thanks for reading and here’s to 2018.


Inktober, the online community drawing event finished today. There were optional prompts to follow: I did, it was an interesting way to work from some of my own photos and other sources. You can see my drawings here and the other work using #inktober

11 Run

Contours 12

Now on the way to America. Thanks Artfinder. More to see on Artfinder

We want more pixels- but we want them now!

One of the problems with updating you from the studio is that when I come to see the photos later on my PC, they don’t look very good quality: the colours are muddier and the focus isn’t great. Here are some higher resolution photos of my latest painting (still no title as yet!) and the stages of the painting from today taken with my proper camera. In future I think I’ll wait to use the high quality images before posting- unless you like the immediate approach. (I share photos from the studio on Instagram so you can always see them at vividlyvivowen ) Let me know what you think!

Completed painting: oil on canvas 40 x 40 x 3cm


Underpainting: burnt umber, prussian blue, chrome yellow, alizarin crimson, titanium white13Aug17 1

Second layer: continued same day13Aug17 2






Okay ready…

Had an interesting email chat with Wonderstreet about easels, they contacted me because of my previous post (still on the easel).  You can read their article here

Happy to have a fresh start today – and my lightweight telescopic easel came in very useful as I had to move several times because of the sun!

In other news, I have some drawings in the Unit 9 group sketchbook project ‘Sketch it Out’ at South Square Gallery, Thornton on now. I don’t have installation photos yet, so here’s a drawing from my visit to The Hepworth Wakefield earlier this week :

The next exhibition to include my paintings is the Original 200 show at Cupola Gallery, Sheffield starting in September. More details on the website exhibitions page. I hope to have more to share soon.