Art Diary: Week Ending 24th August


Because of all the gallivanting yesterday I was late with paperwork and blogging etc. Consequently today was divided, fairly unequally between work on the computer, paperwork and (a miniscule amount) of work in the garden.


I worked on and off during the day on CHARACTERISATION STRANDS, adding symbols to the four sets of strands – although progress was unusually slow.


I carried on with the task of adding symbols to CHARACTERISATION STRANDS. Progress was still slower than usual – I don’t know why.


I am still working on CHARACTERISATION STRANDS. I got on a bit better to day – this is a very short entry for quite a productive day!


I finished adding all the images to FOUR PEOPLE – CHARACTERISATION STRANDS (title change) and then started painting in some of the strands. I am very much hoping to finish this tomorrow.

I also repainted some of the pencil lines on APOTHEOSIS OF A GRASSY BANK as I had a few minutes to kill at the end of the afternoon.


I filled in some of the images on FOUR PEOPLE – CHARACTERISATION STRANDS and then did the final bit of detailing, finishing the work.



I also painted the rest of the pencil lines on APOTHEOSIS OF A GRASSY BANK. I am not sure if I will continue with this work next week or go back to the three small oils I started a few weeks ago.


I was out in the morning and decided on my return to work on the computers rather than in the garden or studio (the two main alternatives). I finished a bit of writing and then did some unbelievably fiddling digital drawing, not really getting a huge amount finished.


About Gerald Shepherd

Gerald Shepherd is a painter, graphic artist, sculptor, digital/multimedia artist, photographer, writer, curator and arts administrator. He has also been involved with science art, performance art, conceptual art, installations and environments (as well as peripheral creative pursuits such as garden design).
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4 Responses to Art Diary: Week Ending 24th August

  1. yourothermotherhere says:

    A new element in your work that I’ve never seen before – but I definitely like – the play of light.

    • Thank you. Yes the drawing is definitely rougher than much of my previous work. For no particular reason to be honest although a lot the drawing in the work produced under my pseudonym’s tends to deliberately crude or spontaneous.

      • yourothermotherhere says:

        I didn’t see the roughness, but the light like a spotlight in the upper right quadrant was different and interesting.

      • That is the latent “anti-artist” in me. On the spur of the moment I decided to stop painting the top (just for the hell of it!) but as this is a Gerald Shepherd work instead of a Manfred Wing one I then went over the unpainted section with a film of acrylic medium with fine sand embedded in it – that way I didn’t feel quite so lazy!

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