More from 12 views of Glastonbury Tor
I have been getting along faster with the calendar than I have with this blog: here is the corner of my newly-designed studio/gallery – now equipped with with hanging rails, but as you see still lacking the odd cable clip or two. I am three quarters of the way there with printing the pictures!
The print below is number 6 to appear on this blog – if I show you all of them together what will I have to say in the next few days?
This is probably my December picture – ‘The (Other) Boxing Day Hunt’ – which accounts for the red hats they are wearing in the sketch (below) I did for this picture. I have not decided if there will definitely be colour in these though – at some point I will just have to add some colour to a few of the prints and see if I like them.
This print is a combination of drypoint (the lines) over etching (the areas of tone), and I have to admit that I did this one before I decided that sandpaper was the new best thing, and I am not sure if I am completely happy with this combination of line and tone. I think the prints of ‘The Weather‘ and ‘The Harvest‘, with no etching but liberal use of sandpaper in the background have a more coherent look to them. Still, it is done now so I thought I would post and see what you all think!
For my fellow nerds: yes, on Boxing Day 2015 the moon will be this shape. The moon sets shortly after the sun – a matter of a couple of hours I think – I looked it up at the time. So the view is looking approximately south, south-west, early evening, with the moon setting after the sun. Oh yeah, and there is a hunting party consisting of fairies or goblins riding cats – that bit may be slightly less accurate 😉