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.
Music inspired by Croftcastle by Adrian Utley. Very serene and atmospheric.
looking forward to being back at Croft Castle 27th october 1pm -4;30pm to start on my next portrait. George Cebo volunteer and buggy driver will be sitting for his portrait. hoping it’ll be a beautifull autumnal day as i’m counting on that light to capture George with his beautiful white hair that frames his face, as we explore his who is George Cebo and his present relationship with Croft Castle, house, parklands and the wonderful stories he tells about the visitors he encounters as he drives them to and forth from the castle.
James Pearson Assistant Gardener at Croft Castle my youngest subect in The Custodian Collection has a presence of a young roman centurian of gardening! at his portrait sitting he said i drew him as “the greek god of gardening 3rd in the chair”!
today i begin his portrait on an oval canvas. i choose a profile composition.
OutsiderXchanges is a collaborative visual arts project evolving from Venture Arts in partnership with Castlefield Gallery and BALTIC Mill - Gateshead. Supported by Arts Council England, OutsiderXchanges will bring together learning disabled and non-learning disabled artists to explore collaborative practice and create new work.