A Suffolk Palimpsest

Posted in Painting Diary with tags , , , , , , on September 16, 2014 by Jenny

I’m on the theme of Suffolk, still, after visiting one weekend in the summer. It’s where my English family comes from. This is a computer drawing based on a vintage photograph, partly scraped away or painted over the top. It’s the kind of place where you’d get cockles and scampi and chips in a pub by the dock, and where the voices would sound something like my grandpa. It’s a very beautiful accent. “Yew oroit bor?”



Screen Print

Posted in Painting Diary with tags on September 14, 2014 by Jenny

My first ever screen print. I tried to reduce shapes to their simplest essence, and having less than four hours sleep seemed to actually help…


Kate Tempest

Posted in Painting Diary with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by Jenny

Here’s a sketch of the poet Kate Tempest, performing ‘Round Here’ at a spoken word evening at The Old Vic in August 2012. She’s just been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and last year won the Ted Hughes prize for poetry. She still looks like she’s 12 years old.


Walberswick Beach

Posted in Painting Diary on September 8, 2014 by Jenny

In Suffolk in early August, I saw an Indian family on the beach at Walberswick, right near the spot where Phillip Wilson Steer painted those captivating Edwardian girls in the glinting sea light.


A Hole In The Sky

Posted in Painting Diary on July 29, 2014 by Jenny

I’m very excited. This is my new picture, called A Hole in The Sky
Oil + mixed media on canvas
1.20m X 1m
I leave you to make of it what you will.


Vegetabley Thing

Posted in iPad Art, Painting Diary with tags , , , on July 17, 2014 by Jenny

I’m on holiday. I’m drawing imaginary vegetables on my iPad. In the heat. It takes all sorts.


Going To A Show

Posted in Digital Art, Painting Diary with tags , , , on July 2, 2014 by Jenny

I’m sitting in my car in Covent Garden, watching the audience gather for Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Quick iPhone sketch of a lady sailing into Drury Lane theatre, her ‘poitrine’ sailing before her.



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