I think most artists have heard of the sketchbook project. I have always wanted to take part but I know that to commit so much time would be very difficult for me. My days are always packed with a variety of things and even when full-time work ends shortly, I still seem to have lots of ongoing projects already. These are the ones that I know about
However, I do love the idea of an art exchange and this one is a 4 by 6 inch piece to be sent to the Brooklyn Art House by 31 March. So, I went ahead and signed up…work is completed and now I just need to post it. Here is my piece and some time in the future I look forward to receiving mail with art in it!
With it being an international swap, I deliberately chose a very English subject. This is a small wood white butterfly on a bluebell taken from a photo in the Wyre Forest last year. If you too wish to join in, the link is here.
Continuing in this theme, I have also used a photo from a couple of years back when we had an influx of Painted Lady butterflies. This one was on an a lovely bunch of Wild Scabious which is quite prolific on an old disused runway.
Meanwhile, it will be back to coloured pencils/pastels for a little while for my next commission.
Outside, we are having a spate of typically Spring weather. So far this week we have had snow, rain, wind, sun and the temperatures have swung wildly. But, the blossom on the trees and the bursting buds tells me Spring is near!