This saturday I went along to a drawing workshop run by the Open University, held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. To say I was excited about this workshop is an understatement. From the description on the website it seemed to be that the museum's collection of treasured taxidermy specimens, some of the best in Scotland, would be brought out temporarily for us to draw.
In my minds eye I pictured a room empty save for us artists and the specimens. It really wasn't like that at all. In fact, we just were sitting in the museum with some of the specimens surrounded by day-trippers.
It was a wee bit of a dissappointment but nevertheless I got a few good photos and sketches and I met Will Freeborn, who i've only ever known via the internet and had a great wee chat with him coming home. In fact I found out from him about a brilliant painting workshop held each year in Glasgow...That alone made it worthwhile.
I finished up the painting for Meltdown Gallery show on 5th Dec. I say finished, it's still wet. I'm praying it's dry by tomorrow, cos it's going whether it likes it or not.
The scan is not so good because I had to mount it away from the glass due to wetness.
The frame worked out pretty good actually! I have a cheap-o jig for cutting 45 Deg angles.
Today after all my chores I made Nigella's tomato and lentil soup (without bacon). Robin was in fear for his life but it was great!The 'fast' bread I attempted was not so great, it was basically bits of onion smulched in semi-cooked flour....mmmm!