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Two drawings arrive on my blog today, both classical in inspiration - "Here are two drawings with classical inspiration; a figure with an overflowing cornucopia and an Athena with helmet and shield. While the minimal outlines describing them are a style we associate with modernism, it's also true that the ancient Greeks were masters of the very simple, very accurate line that brings so much life and energy to their vase-paintings, and I hope that some of that influence remains in my drawings - even though these quick sketches, made at least partly to express fugitive thoughts on even more transient social media, are very much results of the present era."

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Here's my newest sculpture, she arrives on the blog today - click on the image below to see more... "She tilts her head gently to the side, counterbalancing the elaborate flare of her velvet hat. Around her neck cling rich Renaissance jewels; the top of her bodice is embroidered with a scrolling pattern of stylized leaves and stems; a few stray locks of hair escape from her ornate headgear, which is also beaded and jewelled. Her sidelong glance is thoughtful and bright but almost wistful.
My most recent sculpture was inspired, as its name implies, by the paintings of a great sixteenth-century painter, Lucas Cranach the elder. His vital, energetic but opulent portrayals struck me as perfect source material for a portrait like this one, created in a vivid red-orange terracotta at about half life-scale."

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Charcoal sketches on my blog today - "Two drawings show a woman with a swallow and cherries, another lady with a dove and an orange. We might be tempted to think that the swallow was begging for fruit, but if you can see a speck in the air overhead you will understand he is actually looking to catch the little fly that is the winged thing in pursuit of the cherries. And the dove in the next picture is a friendly visitor flying into land, perhaps on the outstretched hand, perhaps on the shoulder. From my collection of line-drawings in charcoal." Press on the picture to look at both pictures and the full post!

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Pictures of this sculpture arrived on my blog today - "Sometimes an artwork contains more than its creative or intellectual history - as in this sculpture, where a wholly unexpected event, an explosion in the kiln, left marks unintended in the original form. It still seems odd to think of so tranquil a personage flying apart while surrounded by white-hot coils three times the temperature of a baking-oven; but such was the case.
As she now stands she is not only the outcome of creation and catastrophe but also some gentle remedying. Several days ago I placed the two largest pieces back together as best I could. Though some chips and ceramic splinters remain missing, as they had pulverized, she now appears much as she was first intended; a peaceful, heart-shaped face, the tilted head poised on a long, graceful neck. Half-classical, half modern; and now, with the fracture lines of her mishap - where no mending could conceal the warp produced by a fire of 1260 degrees celsius – perhaps a little post-modern as well.

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A sculpture appears on my blog today - "She leans forward on the palms of her hands; elaborate bracelets encircle her wrists and her dress front is shaped like a great bow which is echoed by the ribbon perched atop her hair. But her gaze is full of thought, reflective, quiet, contrasting with the extravagance of her clothes and jewellery…
I created this piece some years ago, using a pale pink terracotta that gives a life-like effect. The composition is a very stable triangle from all sides, with small, lively edges, such as the corners of the hair-bow, the flaring bodice, lines of the bracelets and the very strong direction of the gaze emerging from the three-sided structure to give the sculpture vitality and energy."

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Bracelets - Sculpture by Sarah Myers
Bracelets - Sculpture by Sarah Myers
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A new artwork in collage arrives on my blog today... "She looks out from the storm of perfumed jasmine flowers, blooms that blow down and across her and are caught in her stillness. Her face with its intense but motionless glance is reminiscent of ancient portraits from late Rome or from Fayum, but she and the fragile blossoms are clearly from our own time.
Cut-out, collage, 'decoupe', 'mixed media' are all names for the techniques used; a charcoal and conte portrait was sketched and then cut from brown paper and applied to a sheet of soft grey; white bristol makes her large, handsome collar and the jasmine flowers hovering around her are simple stars of white paper, fastened down lightly."

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Two more sketches are appearing on my blog today - "These drawings are simple in their use of line but somewhat ornate in the style they portray, with embroidered fabric, pearls and curling hair; the two faces – two imaginary portraits - contrast, one with open glance and one with a more tranquil but reserved downward gaze." If you want to see more, please feel free to click on the picture!

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Several line-drawings appear on my blog today -
"A lady in a sun-hat, a woman in a scarf and one with flowing hair – here are three drawings from my collection of minimal sketching, black charcoal describing the outlines of faces, the glances of the eyes, forming expressive portraits from lines that are almost abstract in themselves."

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A tiny sculpture appears on my blog - "She kneels back on her heels, her arms outstretched to catch a garland of silver chain or whatever is placed in her delicate fingers. She looks down – intent and tranquil at the same time, head turned a little aside.
This tiny sculpture is barely 13 cm high, its details formed with a gentleness appropriate to its size; but in the stretch and the simplicity of position there is a hint of monumentality, and it makes her, for a moment's glance, a real statue expressing her own quiet vitality and gravity." See many more pictures by clicking on the image here...

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Some minimal-line sketches of pigeons or doves on my blog...
"Three pigeons busy themselves in these drawings. Strutting, preening, scratching, the friendly birds appear in dark charcoal on the white page, descriptions of their everyday life rendered simple and distinct by the strength of a bright sun..."

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