Ann Robertson – Artist and Illustrator

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More Birds!!

More Birds!!

  How surprising that I have done another bird drawing! I haven't done much since march, not sure why. I recently had a holiday in Devon and found myself at the end of a very wet day at Paignton Zoo. The weather was so bad that only about ten of us were there. I...

Birds on Paper

Birds on Paper

  Our show, Birds on Paper, started on a couple of weeks ago at Teggs Nose Park. In 2o21 Macclesfield marked the 120th anniversary of wildlife artist Charles Tunnicliffe's birth with a series of exhibitions and events. Born in Sutton, Tunnicliffe produced a...

Birds on Paper  Marbled Paper

Birds on Paper Marbled Paper

  Making the marbled paper for the paper cuts was a bit of a steep learning curve, although I did enjoy it. I was a bit taken aback by the fact that it requires planning at least hours, and ideally a good day before hand. Paper needs to be prepared and most...

52 Frames Black and White Minimalism Week 42

52 Frames Black and White Minimalism Week 42

  This week 52Frames has set the challenge of Black and White Minimalism. I think this is quite similar to some of the other challenges. I thought I might do another white on black, maybe a feather. Then I came across photos of jackdaws outside my house that I...

52Frames  Pattern  Week 26

52Frames Pattern Week 26

  The challenge from 52Frames this week is Pattern with an extra challenge of Pattern in Nature. I liked this as a challenge and had thought I might use photos of some stones I had found on the beach in Orkney. When I came to look at them though I felt they would...

Glass Painting Ely

Glass Painting Ely

I spent a day Glass Painting in Ely Stained Glass Museum. It was very interesting and great fun. I saw the course in the paper and was lucky enough to secure a place. There were 6 of us and everyone did something different. I have 4 victorian roundels with Aesops...

More birds

More birds

Am getting better at both taking my small sketchbook out and actually using it. More birds, this time in Norfolk on a windy day, in a bird hide. The geese were quite a long way away but the sleeping ones have turned out well. The Canada Goose was the frst one I did,...