I would like to start a new little series on different artists that have inspired me and shaped my own work in one way or another. The first in this series is Beatrix Potter.
Most famous for her books for children, with characters such as Peter Rabbit and Squirrel Nutkin, I am particularly attracted to her nature studies. These studies of animals, plants, fungi, landscapes, farmhouses and even furniture were indispensable to her training of observational drawing which led to her being able to create these believable characters, even though they were dressed in little jackets and pinafores!
The past few weeks have been productive for me. I am working on recording online courses, and finished up a few gourds, as well as some "non-gourd" artworks that I will share in another post.
The first was more of an opportunity for me to try out new carving burs that I received at Christmas, as well as trying out a weaving technique that has long intrigued me but I never gave it a go. At left see a photo of my testing my new cup carving burs on an old gourd piece.
Art has always been a part of my life, and I have worked in many different mediums.