the Virgin, waiting for her Unicorn

How to grow trees in just a week!

There was no time to show you any progress on this painting untill it was completed. Early last week I got an email from Gale who runs the 303 Gallery in Martock, asking if I had any image that could be used in their promotion of their summer exhibition ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ (new artwork required in any case, not necessarily fitting the exhibition title, but work inspired by or appropriate to the title always appreciated). As it happened, I had had an idea about this one, but was busy with other stuff and it hadn’t got onto paper. So…

Medusa and the plum tree (sketch)

Medusa and the plums

It’s calendars all the way at present:  I have spent most of today and yesterday sorting out the ‘final details’ of the 2013 calendar, making umpteen variations of the file, each one of which needed just one little thing changing, and finally succeeding, on about the fourth attempt, to upload the huge file to the printers. I feel like I carried every little bit across the internet myself by now! Meanwhile, I need to make some definitive decisions abut some of the images for the 2014 etching calendar, before next Tuesday, when I can get on with some actual etching…