Friday, February 3

Promise Auction

I offered to give a workshop in painting at the Christmas Fayre promise auction....hmmm!

I thought that maybe nobody would bid...but what do you know...three did!

Anyway ..taking it seriously, I've been studying the wants oftwo of these lovely folk...
......watery watercolours ... expressionistic acrylics.

Now I follow a blog site called ...Making a Mark...and this morning it put up a post about the "Watercolour and Works on Paper Fair", at The Science Museum in South Kensington, London.

So you know how it is when you bring up a site ...and then you find within it another site ...and another...and another...
 and eventually you stumble upon something great that you had forgotten all about!!

Well I came upon the work of the poet and painter...David Jones.


He was an associate of Eric Gill and Eric Ravellious and was engaged to Gill's daughter Petra...an unusual relationship...to say the least..
...actually least said... and all that...



But you know the links that we have with the Midland on the Bay...so of course this all caught my attention and looking through some of his work I was able to get examples of "watery watercolours" for one of the "auction buyers".



But more than that I recalled, how diverse and skilled an artist he was, by seeing once again the paintings, calligraphy, carvings and book letterings of this little spoken of artist.






I love that thing... when you see the work of one of the quiet people of art again and are enriched by their legacy.

He has inspired a society to continue to examine the work that he began....



Now all I need is a good site with some expressionistic, colourful, landscape art...
...back to the drawing board!

3 comments:

  1. DJ is a name I know solely due to the big Snowdon book on artists.

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  2. Isn't it great when you (re)discover people and their work like that? It's one of the great things about the internet. With me it's usually music.

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  3. One of the best things about blogging Gerry is that you can hop from site to site and find some amazing stuff. I had a look at this work - I do admire artists like that - his work is splendid.

    How close do you live to Kirby Lonsdale? If it is not too far for you, perhaps we could meet at the Bistro one day for lunch. What do you think to the idea? There are actually two lovely Bistros - Plato's and Avanti.

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