Sunday, 20 October 2013

Live Conference Mural

5 x 2 metre live mural for the #goodchildhood summit
I was recently asked by the Mighty Creatives to draw the events of their summit on a large wall, sort of like a visual minutes of a meeting taking down the key points of the day. But also trying to capture the spirit and feel of the atmosphere. The wall was a hired exhibition panel 5 metres in length and 2 metres high.

The theme of the Summit was called "Cultural Life of the Child" '#goodchildhood' which is about ideas and innovation to help all children and young people thrive. People from the Arts Council, Local Authorities, Barnardo's and speakers such as Richard Gerver all took part in engaging and sharing ideas. My role was to tie this together in the form of a visual aid that would actually help in the process of delivering the message. I thoroughly enjoyed the event and also enjoyed the pressure of drawing and painting in a short space of time. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Print October

Yet another month is upon us and I am into the next phase of the twitter activities. We have already had #drawaugust, #paintseptember and now #printoctober. Each image I am still adding to the daily sketch

Below are a few more images I have created. So far it has been Lino and at the moment Monoprinting which I am creating by painting printing ink directly on to glass and rubbing paper over the top for the print.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Man by the harbour

My father, James Donald Greentree 1943 - 2013
Painted 1995 by Anthony Greentree

What is this life if full of care

We have no time to stand and stare?

No time to stand beneath the boughs

And stare as long as sheep, or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,

Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,

Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,

And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can

Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this, if full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

Poem by William Henry Davies.