Saturday, 3 January 2009


from the house........Ian has been busy tearing up carpet, rubbing down paint work etc on our stairs and landing so my workroom now looks like this:
So I have been exploring Nottingham between cups of coffee, well it is rather cold out there! On Friday I called in at the Nottingham Society of Artists where John M Pooler was continuing his exhibition of oil, watercolours and drawings. The watercolours of Italy bought back memories of our motorcycle trips there.
I went on to visit Nottingham Castle which is no longer a castle but an art gallery.
long winter shadows
trees, Nottingham Castle

This fellow bought a smile to my face as the sign on the door clearly read private, staff only but obviously held a supply of nuts just for him!

I also wandered up to look at the Sky Mirror by the artist Anish Kapoor which is situated outside the Nottingham Playhouse.
sky mirror
Today I visited the New Art Exchange to view the exhibition 'Strength of Feeling'by Sokari Douglas Camp
This little creature also appeared in my sketchbook.


Affer said...

I love the Sky Mirror photo! I have been lucky to see - and marvel at - Anish Kapoor's "Cloud Gate" in Chicago on various occcasions...and I am so ashamed that I didn't know about his Nottingham work! On my way....

BumbleVee said...

hahahha.... this is very funny Guzzi.....

Wanda said...

wonderful pictures...thank you. Your sketch book drawing is wonderful..I feel like that little bird sometimes! ha ha