One year on


As the nights are drawing in I am reminded that it has been a year now since I began working on this project. My ideas and methods have changed considerably, narrowing down my focus and absorbing the landscape to saturation.


The diningroom has once again become my studio, I feel happy and content working there.

Flat Bottomed Clouds

I am producing a few pieces to sum up the experiences I have had working on location over the summer, I am working with dyes on paper in rather strong colours.

Yellow Curve

This work is in preparation for the acrylic staining I intend to do on canvas and a change in scale. I have all the materials now I just need to mix the colours and see what happens.

South Side from Skeffling
Dye and pastel on paper

Towards Paull with buoys

It seems like a huge step to me, I don’t know why I feel so apprehensive but hopefully I will be ready to go for it at the weekend.

I am aware of the skies changing back to the more dramatic winter spectacles that I was initially witnessing last year. It is the time of year I find most exciting, particularly as the night comes in and the lights appear across the river. Back then I was capturing the scenes with my camera rather than personal observation and response. Now a rarely feel the need to take photographs preferring to draw or paint directly. The past years experiences have developed and intensified a great passion for drawing and being immersed in the inspiring landscape, and I am very grateful for that.


About Annemarie Tickle

I am a Lecturer in Textiles at Hull School of Art and Design. As a visual artist I am interested in atmospheric conditions and events and how the scale of nature makes mans mark on the landscape look insignificant. I enjoy the act of doing and getting my hands dirty so my practice is intensly process led. I use a wide range of media but am particular interested in dying techniques.
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3 Responses to One year on

  1. Helen says:

    I really like these paintings, especially ‘Towards Paull with buoys’ I think this would look great on a long canvas and I like the blocks of blue in the sky. xx

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great to sea and hear that you are immersed in enjoyment of the practice, as it unfolds.. look forward to the bold new moves..

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