Lorraines theme is CLOSE. She started the book off with a drawing of her beloved garden in coloured pencil , closely followed by a naughty couple in the undergrowth by David getting very close ;>) , already shown on our website. Now Gesa has followed on with this great lively view of children and tenements, washing blowing in the breeze. It somehow has echoes of the stable and Bethlehem don't you think?
Gesa Helm's gorgeous lively Joan Eardley tribute - In Lorraine's sketchbook in the moley exchange.
Joan Eardley is a favourite artist of mine, I love both her Glasgow tenement paintings of urchins and her beautiful free abstracted landscapes.
a close up of the children by Gesa Helms
The other book belongs to Brian, who started off with moody local landscapes in coloured pencil - did you use solvent Brian? the double page Marsh feels rougher to the touch than the other pages. Closely followed by another moody view across 4 pages of Lough Swilly by Lorraine, then Gesa showed sketches of the Isle of Eigg. It's a fabulous book!
Brian's theme is Stretch, see the website (link below) for further details of it as it's interesting and challenging - I tried to meet it and here's a fragment of something entirely different I experimented with, involving all his criteria of changing, challenging, reworking ......
and yes it is embossed.
Do have a look at our site as you can see all the pages there