Saturday, 13th December 2003
Richard Bell's Wild West Yorkshire nature diary
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the afternoon light fades I try one of a new set of sable brushes
I recently sent off for.
This was painted with the number 9, above, and I used a number
5 to indicate the bundles of keys on the ash tree
on the left.
I'm not used to having a full set of brushes of any description,
still less a set of sables. I usually use one or two favourite brushes
until they're far past their best.
These were a special offer, the whole set - six flats, six round,
sizes 1 to 12 - for less than you'd sometimes pay for one size 12.
I would include a link but the suppliers (The Fine Arte Wholesale
Warehouse, London) don't have a website.
So was the bargain worth it? I have to say the brush feels fine
Portrait of the Artist
to bring you up to date, here are a couple of photographs I took
of myself this morning with my matchbox-size digital camera (which
cost a third as much as the brushes - £10).
The great advantage of digital is that you can ditch the out-takes.
These are the best of 20!
I'm afraid that I feel the miserable-looking one best sums me up.
This is probably how I look when I'm concentrating on a drawing.
And I do look like I often feel!
the other hand Barbara prefers me smiling. I've got to admit I do
smile a lot too.
Thinking that it's about time I updated the photograph on my home
page I e-mailed copies to selected friends: there's a general feeling
that I resemble a character from The Lord of the Rings
but whether this is a hobbit, a Rider of Rohan or one of Gandalf's
less successful colleagues depends on who you ask.
The consensus seems to be that I should stick with my current photograph
. . . which I remember one friend describing as resembling a wood
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