The Big Draw: The Finale of The Custodians #thebigdraw

I did a portrait drawing day as part of The Big Draw.

A Great finale to celebrate the end of The Custodians at Croft Castle.
A Big Thank you to everyone who took part.

Here are some photos from the day taken by me as I drew their portraits and they created drawings of the paintings in Croft Castle.

Photos below were taken by Rebecca Farkas from Meadow Arts.

checkout what participants thought about the drawing day.
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The Big Draw #thebigdraw

I’m just practicing my drawing whilst I get my pencils, lovely Fabriano drawing cards and drawing clipboards ready for tomorrows Big Draw day at Croft Castle.

I do hope some of you can join me as we create portrait cards from looking at the wonderful paintings that are hung on the walls in Croft Castle house.

Everyone is invited to join me to do a quick sketch or two. That includes mum dad granny grandad brother and sister. I will be there drawing too and when you’ve done you drawing of a croft ancestor I will do a drawing of you on your card bringing the past into the present.

And on your way around the house don’t forget to look out for my painted portraits of the present Custodians who work and volunteer at the house and parkland. You might even recognise them.

Here are some portrait cards I made of the Custodians and one I made of the Croft Castle custodians.

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Family Arts Festival Event – The Big Draw at Croft Castle: Time Will Tell

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Don’t miss out on another portrait workshop at croftcastle. I’ll be armed with pencils and paper as you join me to create your version of TheCustodians.

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The custodians revealed

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Victor poses infront of his portrait

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James strikes a pose infront of pose portrait

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George aside of his portrait

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Ian poses infront of his portrait.

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Portraits of Victor and Una in the Oak Room are well received by the audience of local and national visitors at Croftcastle.

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Hanging and Curating

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Louisa Assistant Curator Meadow Arts works with me to choose positions for the oval paintings in the Gallery, a long corridor of ancestor’s and associates from CroftCastle’s history, depicted as oval and miniature paintings.

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Victor guides us where to hang his portrait in the Oak Room. A fitting and grand position for a worthy Custodian. I think Victor was some what moved by his portrait and his first response was ‘oh yes a masterpiece………Very Good’. Followed by observing himself admirably in the painting without appearing to be vein. It’s an interesting think to see how one responds to having had their portrait painting. How should you respond vs how you want to respond.

I eagerly await the others responses that I’ll capture at the Private view tomorrow.

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Ian’s portrait awaits hanging into position.

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Anne de Charmant, Director Meadow Arts moves the oval portraits around into different positions curating the exhibition to show its maximum potential.

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George is my blogs, silent witness as he’s been following the progress of the paintings but hasn’t yet left me any comments! George if your watching I hope you like what you see, and I’ll look forward to hearing what you think?

There were two positions for Georges portrait, on the side wall which left it cramped in the space or the end wall under a single miniature which echoed the green colours in George’s portrait perfectly. so here it stays.

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Anne de Charmant, Director Meadow Arts said the portraits were ‘amazing’

Louisa Assistant Curator Meadow Arts said ‘I loved the plate you’ve used’.