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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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’.