St Roche Arboretum. Light rain. Forest floor- looking. #westdeancollegetutor participating alongside every one else #plein_air #hangingaround #forestfloor @westdeangardens
Part 3: plein air group show: Pop up exhibition: Ambersham Heath Short Course from West Dean College: splendid responses to the heath. #pleinair #charcoaldrawing #westdeancollegetutor #westdeanshortcourses @westdeanvisualarts
Part 2: Charcoal dust from Charfest in West Dean woods... with raindrops #charfest #charcoaldrawing #pleinairpainting #drawingitself #weatdeancollege
Part 1 Ambersham Heath. Still - quiet after rain. Drops dangling. I simply disturb them and some fall onto the paper. #pleinair #drawingitself #rain #weatdeancollege
I begin with 2 errors: FIRST- to forget about the blackberry and apple in the Aga. ... realising this morning I rescue it - and see it’s loveliness and ... whilst listening to the crackles...like a hard-rain falling...SECOND: I then think how interesting it would be to dribble tap water ... dawn sky behind- Then I remember Remembrance - today - a collective act of Remembrance - and what has just happened becomes part of larger brokennesses - yet at the same time it is a small domestic incident. #rememberthefallen ...#Aga #carbon #ruined #easilydone#humancondition #mansinhumanityowardsman
here is the edition! - hand-finished intaglio Edition of 20 @EARTH GULL LADRAM CALL Integrating printed and painted marks woven under and over each other. Photo etching, collagraph ( Ladram Bay Otter Sandstone) earth ink (Mercia Mudstone), black and grey ink applied ‘a la poupée’, hand applied blue, red, yellow and white acrylic. Printed on Arches Cream paper 250gsm. acid free 100% cotton. Intaglio print and technical support by Lynn Bailey at Double Elephant Print Workshop. Beautifully printed Lynn! Consistent and lovely- many thanks @lynnbaileyprint thanks also to @thelmahulbertgallery for sorting the #artscouncilenglandsupported funding #earthgullprint #intaglioprint £280 each from @thelmahulbertgallery or from me.
Painting drying in the bracken ... vegetation nice and dry with a bit of breeze. Excellent conditions to dry paintings. It makes it a lot easier to carry things back. #pleinairpainting #workinprogress #gouachepainting #earth pigments
A painting drying in the undergrowth at the cliff edge. Ladram Bay, Devon. #gouachepainting #pleinairpainting #devon #mixedmedia
A still 10 minutes on Peak Hill bear Sidmouth. A robin forgot I was there. #devon #robin #pleinairpainting #sketchbook. See loads of sketchbooks @thelmahulbertgallery as part of my solo show... last few days. Ends on Saturday.
‘well hello Brian’ says @Kwesi Benjamin Idun .... and here he is at #hivebeach beach tonight!
A few more pictures from Chesil Beach this morning....’The Atlantic Portuguese man o' war (Physalia physalis), also known as the man-of-war, blue bottle, or floating terror, is a marine hydrozoan of the family Physaliidae found in the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Its venomous tentacles can deliver a painful sting, which can be fatal. Despite its outward appearance, the Portuguese man o' war is not a jellyfish but a siphonophore, which, unlike jellyfish, is not actually a single multicellular organism, but a colonial organism made up of specialized individual animals (of the same species) called zooids or polyps.....’ Wikipedia #chesilbeach #portugesemanowar #dorset
Look what the storms have spat out...this is one of about 5 of different sizes.. inflated, iridescent - the next tide is coming up and sucking them in again. #Chesil Beach #pleinairartist #dorset #sketchbookpage #drawing #thelmahulbertgallery #sladersyardgallery @evie_hatch I wish you had been here with me to see them....
Dawn: The Restless Earth... the title of the poem written by Jeremy Hooker in my new book: WITH RED EARTH UNDER MY NAILS... the photo in the book shows a work in progress. It’s still in progress... weaving experience of sunrise with the insights of Jeremy’s words...as you can see in this little film. When the dawn is clear I re- visit it- and I read the poem ever so slowly. This is a bit of it. @thelmahulbertgallery exhibition now on #exhibition #honiton. book available from my website, @westdeancollege shop and @sladersyard
Dawn: The Restless Earth. In progress still...moving forward whenever I’m at Ladram Bay in a clear morning... sunrises are never the same but I remember ‘that’ one and ‘hold’ in my head when working. I read Jeremy Hooker’s poem in my new book very slowly over and over again... there is a reproduction off detail with the poem in my new book: WITH RED EARTH UNDER MY NAILS. available from my website, @thelmahulbertgallery @sladersyard @westdeanvisualarts shop... and bookshops...#thelmahulbertgallery #publication #poetry #pleinairpainting #devon #ladrambayholidaypark
Decisions... decisions.. #earthgullprint #thelmahulbertgallery #etching #collagraph #earth #printmaking #exhibition @thelmahulbertgallery @lynnbaileyprint
I’ve had a good day at Double Elephant Print Workshop looking at the proofs Lynn has made and considering the relationship between each of the elements involved in each print... decisions made I set about laying down white, blue gestures on Arches Cream paper. I’m intending an edition of 20 but I want each piece to be hand finished and individual...I am going to chose an Artists Proof to take to the Thelma Hulbert Gallery tomorrow. #earthgullprint #artscouncilenglandsupported @doubleelephantprintworkshop with @lynnbaileyprint @thelmahulbertgallery
@batty_stephen and I thought we’d drop in for coffee in Poundbury. @evie_hatch - you can guess where! Not easy facing Steves first stint (a week’s respite) in the hospice. Steve took to drawing- large scale and lovely. #pavement-art #thebigdraw #motorneuronedisease #hospicecare #drawing
@thelmahulbertgallery in Honiton with samples and images made at Hunstanton in Norfolk. I first met these red and white cliffs when a child collecting fossils for my ‘museum’. I grew up in Littleport which is only 40 miles away.#gouachepainting #earth #pleinairpainting #exhibition
Went to visit #thelmahulbertgallery Thelma Hulbert Gallery this morning with @evie_hatch. It is such a treat to see groupings of paintings linked with specific experiences of place together with supporting sketchbooks and earth samples... it continues until the 28th of October. #exhibitionplace #paintingsforsale #devon #honiton
and then an hour later...@evie_hatch and @francesahatch meet the slippers and the shoes and the Mars Violet ...#studiolife #artistatwork #artistsoninstagram
Walking into my studio this morning before the household awakes - I see @evie_hatch has been working late...#artistatwork #artistsoninstagram #drawing #artiststudio #workinprogress
#earthgullprint project moves forward: Yesterday - trying out a white and a blue gesture on cream Arches paper- followed by photo etching in grey and black... thirdly an earth textured plate - inked with earth ink from Ladram Bay in Devon: In essence - adult Herring Gulls - one calling in that 'throwback' gesture- the other performing the preceding bow... sited at Ladram Bay. @doubleelephantprintworkshop in Exeter with @lynnbaileyprint as a superbly efficient guide and technician... moving on with these 2 images and a third Herring Gull chick image. One of these will be editions by Lynn and for sale at #thelmahulbertgallery #artscouncilenglandsupported project set up by #thelmahulbertgallery
Dark Headland One of the Pembrokeshire paintings in the RED EARTH UNDER MY NAILS #exhibition @thelmahulbertgallery #gouache #plein air #painting #earth. The show continues until 28 October. So stop by if you are near Honiton.
I was keen to include earth samples, Place Palettes and sketchbooks in this show. #artistatwork #exhibition #sketchbooks on show alongside resolved pieces @thelmahulbertgallery in current show: Red Earth under My Nails... continues until 28 October.
FIRST THING, LADRAM ROCK. gouache and Otter Sandstone on card. 2017. detail) Light of sunrise spreading over Ladram Rock bear Sidmouth in Devon. One of the paintings on show #thelmahulbertgallery in Honiton. Open today. 10-5. @thelmahulbertgallery #exhibition #gouachepaintings #pleinairpainting #honiton
'Touchstone' Artist Talk 21 September 2017 6pm An informal conversation led by artist Frances Hatch in the gallery offering insights about her relationship with landscape by considering the work on the walls in relation to her wider practice. This talk coordinates with the exhibition Frances Hatch: Red Earth Under My Nails. Price: £5 /£3 THG Friend 20 places available. To book, please call 01404 45006 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trying out this drawing in Bideford Black pigment and varnish - developing as an etching- print in black printing ink- add chine colle - add earth printed texture. Next I'll consider each addition and decide how to move forward. #doubleelephantprintworkshop #printmaking #artistatwork #earthgullprint #lynnbaileyprint supported all the developmental work. #thelmahulbertgallery #artscouncilenglandsupported
#earthgullprint @doubleelephantprintworkshop with Lynn @lynnbaileyprint trying out various possibilities: Black and white etching- combining somehow with earth collagraph- earth inks- chine collée sky gesture.... We spent time to work out through printing - using a light box. Lynn suggesting options to try with her experience of print and materials. I return to my core 'attachment' to 'bird- place' and see what seems to communicate that. We are working well together. #artistatwork #thelmahulbertgallery #printmaking
#earthgullprint @doubleelephantprintworkshop. Today grinding and testing earth pigments : Mercia Mudstone and Green Mudstone from Ladram Bay near Sidmouth. The plan is to introduce a gesture of site material from particular places... on a collagraph. A first drawing - etching plate - printed either on or under the collagraph ... we will see. #artistatwork #printmaking @thelmahulbertgallery
#earthgullprint - I've prepared plates for today's session: drawing with #bidefordblack, black acrylic with earth, earths from sites ( Purbeck Limestone from Durlston Head, Fremington Quay in Devon and Sidmouth) These drawings will inform etching plates and carborundum- type tonal contributions... the idea is to test all these and other possibilities today with Lynn Bailey. @doubleelephantprintworkshop in Exeter. This is part of my new #exhibition @thelmahulbertgallery #artistatwork #printmaking