Tuesday, 13 October 2009

UKCPS exhibition and Morris men!


This is a preliminary sketch for a piece I want to do in coloured pencil.
While visiting the UK last week I went to the UKCPS exhibition
at the RBSA gallery in Birmingham.
I had two pictures in the exhibition, but the main pleasure was to see so many pieces of coloured pencil artwork close-up. Many of the artists exhibiting I had only previously seen on internet, such a big difference to see their work in real life!
While we were in Birmingham city centre there were many different groups of Morris men dancing. I like the old traditons and some of the dancers are great characters like Pete in the drawing. Most interesting are their hats, covered in flowers, feathers and ribbons. I'd love a hat like that!

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