Ann Robertson – Artist and Illustrator

Blog

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,...

More birds

More birds

Well more birds! Maybe a theme emerging......I have been trying to tidy up a bit and finish things off. This is a picture I started more than 4 years ago, on a days watercolour painting at Martin Mere with Tony Disley. Eventually finished it a couple of weeks ago. I...

Swallows

Swallows

Been exploring images of swallows over the last few weeks. They are eventually to go with Patty's 3D swallows for Barnaby and will appear on banners. I am looking at features that enable people to know these are swallows such as red patch on throat, their shape and...

Pop Up Card

Pop Up Card

Made a pop up card for a 21st birthday. Really pleased with it. However it is interesting that there is quite a lot of blank card around the edges which are needed to contain the card when it folds, so next time would pull the design onto that as well. Took a while...

Crow

Crow

Found a dead crow in town on Monday, so he came home in a plastic bag and has been chilling quietly. He is extremeley beautiful and have been drawing him. Interestingly he has some patchy white feathers and a lttle pure white splash of two tiny feathers at the top of...

Mainly Vultures!

Mainly Vultures!

Spent several hours yesterday with drawing partner in crime at the Gauntlet Birds of Prey Park near Knutsford. The birds are fantastic and in spite of a couple of episodes of heavy rain (red spots from wet book cover) got some drawing done as well as getting to see a...