Medusa Calendar: May. November, June, December

Charity Auction 21st March, and my Medusa etchings

12 Medusa Etchings from the 2014 calendar are up for auction – see below for details. As some of you know it has been a little wet this year: Actually this photo makes it look all romantic, but it’s a lovely photo that Sarah O’Connell was kind enough to send me so I have used it. The reality has been rather messier: The floods have not quite been at my doorstep, maybe a hundred yards away, maybe two hundred… so this is a cause somewhat close to home. Now the floods are receding, but after a couple of months or…

Bicolour Dandelion in pink and yellow

Coasting along…

I have only 2 more sessions of etching to go before the summer, and then no printing or etching till October, so I need a quick project. Here are a little series of nudes with drinks, destined to become drypoint prints, which I will then put in coasters, in the manner of the ‘Stain Devil’ coasters which I have more-or-less run out of for the moment: And below – the sketches on the aluminium plates. Of course it now occurs to me, having sketched directly on the plates (because it seemed easier than messing about with tracing paper) that I…

Scarecrow Medusa - sketch two

Scarecrows and Fig Trees

Apologies for the break in service: I have been distracted by some rather industrial gardening whilst the weather is fine. However, a little update is in order as by next Tuesday I shall have to have something prepared for the first day back in the etching studio… so, on with the Medusa pictures. I had an idea that a scarecrow Medusa might be fun. September is a month I’ve not yet covered in the calendar, and so that seemed an appropriate month, too. This was my first sketch: There were the crows in the background, there was Medusa in the…

No painting and not even a sketchbook…

I am on holiday in Cumbria :-). Just thought I’d post a couple of snaps to show why I’m not painting this week, especially having spent a good half hour or so wrestling with the GIMP in an attempt to enhance the photo below. I am not a Photoshop expert,  in fact I have never used it. Instead, I have the GIMP, and what it lacks in intuitive operation, it makes up for in being completely free. So, having fiddled around, the photo now looks more like it really looked, with the rain sweeping in across the hills. Yes, it…

Fun with Nochex

For those who are interested in the outcome of the problems I had with Nochex… (contunued from https://nancyfarmer.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/nochex-no-thanx/ ) I feel it only fair to say that following the exchange below, I shall be re-instating Nochex on my website since they did indeed see my point of view in the end (it is so nice to win 🙂 ) and since I flatter myself that they may actually think twice about doing the same thing again… maybe. They took a little persuasion first, though, and there is something very satisfying about writing a finely-crafted letter of complaint. The first letter…

Nochex: no thanx!

Well, I was all set for a post on the progress of my latest painting – coming soon – but occasionally you come across such stunning arrogance and incompetence in a company you feel like telling everyone about it! Strictly not an art subject at all, but since for some years I have used them as a payment method on my artwork website, http://www.nancyfarmer.net, there is a link, at least from my point of view. Added April 18th: I did in fact get some sense out of Nochex, after a bit of a fight. Which is why I am giving…