Jane Noakes's Blog (40)

September 2017

This small tonal drawing is of the three pelicans of St James's Park, London. The pelicans are so perfectly synchronised that when they swim, one behind the other, they create a perfect line. I am going to try and develop this drawing into a…

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Added by Jane Noakes on October 14, 2017 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

August 2017

I am now able to walk as far as the carp pond in Kenwood, London.  Early this morning a white and grey heron flew over the water and settled in one of the trees overlooking this pond. The many branches stripped of their leaves, suggests that this is a regular fishing post for this beautiful…

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Added by Jane Noakes on September 3, 2017 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

July 2017

I haven't posted anything for the last five months as I've been fighting breast cancer. Chemotherapy sapped my will to draw, but this month I was able to get out and about with my sketchpad and did this small sketch of the National Gallery, London. I was pleasantly surprised with my…

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Added by Jane Noakes on August 9, 2017 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

January 2017

The little boat dreams of big adventures.

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December 2016

These eyes that have looked into the mouth of hell and seen all manner of horrors.

Added by Jane Noakes on January 12, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

November 2016

Lots of excitement this month as the WhoisEduardoMunez? letter project live streams the opening of Eduardo's letters. This beautiful mailart was created by artists involved in the production of the short film by Ruth…

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October 2016

Tonight's Super Moon inspires images of circles and cycles. Here I have tried to capture how light splits and prevents you from looking directly at objects, adding to their…

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September 2016

This month I have been working on a series of abstract images exploring the effect absence has on intimate relationships.  By arranging shapes in space, I have tried to show how at times we feel close to others, and at other times, how distant we feel, regardless of physical presence or…

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August 2016

Playing around with geometric shapes to create depth, solidity and feelings of stability

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July 2016

Mailart for the short comedy "Who is Eduardo Munez?" is looking great. Thanks to all the mailartists who sent in their work. We are all looking forward to the first…

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June 2016

Practicising drawing crowd scenes.

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May 2016

The Nowhere Men consider their plan.

A humourous sketch produced during sketchnight at The House of Illustration this month. Artists gather to share ideas, sketches, humour and refreshments. The evening is divided into ten minute…

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Added by Jane Noakes on May 29, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

April 2016

A spring walk took me to the north enterance of Highgate Cemetry, London, England. Through the locked gate you can see this intriguing funerary building. With it sharp diagonal lines and triangular rooftops it suggested the energy of mankind striving against the inevitability of death. Contrast this with the…

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Added by Jane Noakes on May 7, 2016 at 8:33pm — No Comments

March 2016

Pencil drawing of fishing boats in the spring sunshine.

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February 2016

Take a look at the gorgeous mailart received by #whoiseduardom All these envelopes will be used as props in the new film written by Ruth Tapp and directed by Laurel Parker. There is still time to send your mailart to…

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Added by Jane Noakes on March 6, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

January 2016

Four pieces of mailart have been sent to Eduardo Munez. Each envelope contains another work of art that explores the challenges of communication, and the dissonance that occurs between transmission and receipt; the picture and the viewer; the writer and the reader; the speaker and the listener.…

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Added by Jane Noakes on February 2, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

December 2015

The first piece of mailart ready to go out to the production team at "Who is Eduardo Munez?" 

"Who is Eduardo Munez?" is a short dark film comedy written by Ruth Tapp and directed by Laurel Parker.

Do you know who Eduardo Munez…

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November 2015

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October 2015

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September 2015

I have returned to sketching traditional rural landscapes this month as a  change from the highly urban images I have been photgraphing for Instagram #makingmarx.  I am interested in how these two themes and  techniques can be combined…

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Added by Jane Noakes on October 1, 2015 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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