Saturday, March 28, 2009

Theatre evening

Actors at the Maltings
Maltings theatre audience
A few weeks ago Robin and I went to see a theatrical adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Cat’s Cradle’. It was a Christmas present from me as Robin loves Kurt Vonnegut. It turned out to be a rather tedious production, but obviously not as tiresome for me as it was for Robin as I had a sketchbook.


Blogger annie said...

Hi, Julie. I will probably always be on and off because of our small, overloaded server, so like Penny, in a few posts, earlier, I am catching up. I love your sketches and washes--they have such a spontaneous feel to them that they capture the moment so well.

Now I need to catch up on Penny's blog.

3/30/2009 4:16 PM  
Anonymous clyde semler said...


Your drawings have a flow to them, look unfettered. Yet, there's a relaxed tautness and focus in your studies of line and light. I'm a painter and draftsman gearing up for a cruise and taking a sketchbook along. The journal aspect of a sketchbook is very appealing, the recording of small moments in time. Your work reflects the sheer enjoyment of looking and notating.

Very refreshing work.


Clyde Semler

4/16/2009 12:09 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Clyde, thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I'd love to find the time to create bigger pieces of work - such as your very impressive paintings, but with a job and four children the snatched moment work of art will have to be my metier.

4/16/2009 9:18 AM  
Blogger clyde semler said...


Yours is an enviable gift, cherish it. Your work reflects an artist cherishing the moment, a rare preoccupation nowadays in the onward thrusting pace of our crazy world. One can fuss and fidget for long days and months over more sustained works and often lose the spark of initial ignition/inspiration. That's the lazy artist's approach, perhaps often mine. But, to capture a piece of life on the fly and then let it've got that. It's amazing to see you fit in such quality time for your art with a very busy work/family schedule.

I look forward to seeing more of your drawings.

Best wishes,

Clyde Semler

5/23/2009 12:11 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Many thanks Clyde – I really appreciate your encouragement.

5/24/2009 10:30 AM  

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