Sunday, October 12, 2008
UKCPS exhibition photos
I got permission to use the photos and decided to put them in a separate post rather than my original one about the show. These were taken coming in the door and looking around the room from left to right - and apologies as these are not great shots but very much an afterthought since I was a little overwhelmed, forgot, and had to dash back in at the end! My drawing is in this one and bottom left, the one I voted for, Fascination by Roger Lewis. Also, bottom right is Black Watch by Carol Bramley. If I could have voted for two, I would have voted for that drawing as well as it was quite lovely in the flesh and surprised us all how different it was to the print (it was the one used on the invitation). I particularly liked the edges and how the sunlight played on the hairs.
Katherine Tyrrell's 'Potential', bottom left of the tiger, was another that struck me not just for her beautiful use of colour but because it was a celebration of coloured pencils! I went to the show to see colour pencils and their potential (!), I'm not so keen on drawings that could be mistaken for paintings. Beautiful work, and most definitely a drawing!
So many impressive works and in some cases seeing them up close left me none the wiser as to how they were done. I left feeling that I have so much to learn and there are so many materials I haven't heard of!
I liked Kate Clarke's self portrait' Me me, you me' , as I thought it wouldn't have looked out of place at the BP Awards and I could never be so brave or so honest to show myself in the mornings!
I'm afraid I've missed a section out here with the winning entry - 'Facing the Enemy', by Peter Hoehsl - only because there were people standing in front of it for so long!
Here, Peter Woof's 'Red Cloth' impressed me with his gorgeous, saturated colours and Richard Child's 'Out to Grass' surprised me as seeing this in the flesh it was so realistic you felt you could reach out and touch the animals! He really captured well the light of a bright but overcast day.
There were so many I could single out for different reasons but there is nothing like seeing these in the flesh. The show is on until the 28th of this month - still lots of time to see it if you can!