Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Annika Lönnblad.

One more submission that just bearly got in before the end of the month.

Annika Lönnblad.


I'll take this opportunity to thank everyone for celebrating this, our one year anniversary month, either by submitting some art or by doing a little extra damage to your liver.

Tomorrow will see a return to the traditional format, with a theme that might just blow your mind apart!
It's unlikely but who knows what I'll come up with between then and now.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Emma O'Shaugnessy.

Ah wood ja'?

Emma O'Shaugnessy, Photography, Pen and Digital Editing,

Still some time left to get your art in before the end of the month, so whatever you are in the mood to make, why not give us a peek?

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Robert P. Ryan.

Here's my themeless piece.

Robert P. Ryan, Oil on Canvas.

Just under a week left in this, our first anniversary month. Lotsa time for getting some art made, but not too much for procrastination. Remember: whatever you make, whether you love it, hate it or are just brutally indifferent towards it, it's great that you made it and even better if you share it. So come on, Try Square.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Sinead Hanrahan.

Nobody's going to rain on the Sinead parade... with this cascade evade (I'll stop now).

Sinead Hanrahan, Pen, Felt-Tip Markers and Chalk Pastels. 

She writes that this is an "illustration of all of the rain-phobic nonsense people are spouting around town today" and that she is a fan of the rain. This picture may have me swayed.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Lette Moloney.

Pheasant noise! Pheasant noise! Pheasant noise!
A new Try Squarer (Square Trier? No, Try Squarer) hucks some art your way today. Lette Moloney gives us this image of a European Cock Pheasant.


Lette Moloney.


For more of her work be sure to check out her blog and her art and photography Facebook pages. And hopefully her work may pop up here again too.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Patrick Edmund Lynch.

The champagne has now been popped. Patrick Edmund Lynch gives us our first square of our second year. The party's started but Patrick's up on the dance floor all alone. Who'll be brave enough to join him? You? Me? Some other person? I can't wait to find out.

Patrick Edmund Lynch, "Unlucky for Some", Ink and Digital.


I really like how his work sometimes looks as though we are focusing in on one part of a larger process. The finished piece springing from its conceptual ancestors... or whatever.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Theme for September (Second Time Around).

Woop! Woop!

Happy Birthday Try Square!!!



It was one year ago today when had our first theme here at Try Square.

I'd like to thank everyone who got involved over the last year and as we strike off into our second I'd like to welcome new contributors. It's been great getting work in from people of all different styles and ways of interpreting things.

Try Square is for everyone but it has personally helped me quite a bit. It's been a place for me to show work and so gave me a reason to make it. It has also been a project that I am consistent with, which I'm generally not the best with.

Exciting things in our future as we launch a (much overdue) picture book project. Starting off small but may open it out to the wider world, but more on that soon.

Right, down to the matter at hand: This month's theme. To mark the occasion with something out of the ordinary (and to indulge the superstitious by avoiding the thirteenth theme), this month has...


No Theme.


The phrase "no theme" is not the theme, its just informing you that you can do whatever you fancy. A sketch of the man on the bus or a reflection on the multiverse done in batik, it's entirely up to you.

Let's make this a big one so tell all your friends that can draw in a square and even the ones that can't (it's called TRY Square after all) about this and to get some art made.

If you would like some direction though, we would be only too happy to receive any work relating to balloons, streamers, party hats and that celebratory nonsense.

Woop! Woop! Birthday!