I called in on the last day of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize exhibition. Here is a quick pen sketch on brown packing paper, finished at home with conte crayon, of a ceramic by Jasmina Ajzenkol. I was attracted by its oblate spheroid (flattened like the Earth) shape rising to two points like jaws. Behind is a bronze bust of Lancelot “Capability” Brown, eighteenth century landscape gardener, by Robert Page.
The trees are in the nearby St Paul’s churchyard, a place I have illustrated several times previously, with links here, here and here.
I’d like to see more still lives and interiors. You manage to take in everything in front of you and their interesting relationships. A clever eye.
Truth is I’d photographed it also. I hadn’t planned on putting in the background but when I looked at the photo, I realised the predominantly pink picture behind and the straight black lines worked well with the ceramic. So clever curation in the gallery perhaps. The pleasure of the conte crayons I find is that I can adjust the strength of the tones easily, so I could mute the background to the right level
a clever eye still took the photo ☺
I’ll accept that 🙂
Hope you’re well
I will email you re a possible workshop I noticed
Yes do so. I’ve got nothing in the pipeline for this year
hehehe love this 😀
I love the juxtaposition!