The summer has slipped by mostly under a raincloud but it’s nearly time for the much anticipated Art’s Complex Summer Show to cheer us up. It opens on Saturday 3rd of August and runs till the 19th, so there’s plenty of time to see this fantastic selection of resident artists which I’m really proud to be part of. I’ll be showing some of my newest charcoal works and a few field drawings.
It’s been impossible to get a day dry enough to draw outside for longer than five minutes but so much rain has a wonderful effect on the bark of some beech trees. They become very dark grey and shiny, looking almost like well moisturised hide like this one at Beecraigs, West Lothian. I’ve drawn this one one before but never seen it like this, so I’m hoping for rain on my next trip too!