Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Out on the news stands today. Those good people at the Radio Times commissioned an image for their radio pages to accompany a new version of Puccini's Tosca, broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Just for interest I thought I'd post the image at four different stages.
Monday, 19 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
This is an experimental image that's been lurking in the sketch book for a while. Not something I usually do but I thought it may be interesting to show an image at about about 70% completion, still quite a bit of tinkering to do so watch this space for the finished image :-)
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
We found this little critter washed up on beach. Called a Lumpsuker and about 14" / 35cm long, so named due to having modified pectoral fins used to grip on to rocks. A photo of a healthy one in action too, courtesy of the 'What's on in the South West' web site: Link . Anyone who knows me well, understands my interest in and enthusiasm for anything marine related. In an earlier life I was very nearly on track to becoming a Marine Biologist, but failing my physics A level (was always hopeless at knuckling down to revise!) led me to take a 'year out' to do an Art Foundation Course for a bit of fun. A whole new world of possibilities opened up and thoughts of re-sitting physics exams were very quickly forgotten - sometimes failure is the best thing that can happen? I still retain a passion for sea dwelling beasties and over enthusiastically bore my wife (and kids!) with useless info on all things marine we find when out and about. How the time flies by for them LOL.
Really nice to get away for a few days over the Easter hols to the wilds of Northumberland. A stunning part of the UK where big deserted (almost) beaches expand into endless skies. Great to explore and enjoy with the kids. A few coastal landscape shots - but due to my inferior camera skills the sheer scale and breadth of the gorgeous beaches are rather lacking in these images.