Thursday, 26 November 2009

A quick sketch

Doing this sketch provided a relaxing few minutes yesterday evening. Watercolour pencils are invaluable when space and effort are limited!!

Monday, 23 November 2009

Fascinating Colours

There were fascinating salt patterns on this wall, changing the original brick colours dramatically. It gave me yet another water-colour challenge to enjoy.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Stormy Weather

There have been severe weather warnings for the whole of today with people being advised to stay indoors. A wise move!

Friday, 13 November 2009

A Happy Day Out in London

I went up to Harrods today with two friends, Jean and Lee
The restaurant was very Christmassy, putting us in the mood to enjoy our Christmas dinner.
The food was beautifully displayed. We found it difficult to make our selection. In the end we had an excellent meal and ate far too much.

Finally we went up to enjoy seeing the Christmas lights in Oxford Street.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Italian Village

This is my latest watercolour picture, painted in my art class under the guidance and supervision of Steve Cook.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Visiting Witches

These two 'Wicked Witches' arrived at our door, on their broomsticks, this evening! They sang their witchy song for us:
'A funny little lady in a pointed hat on my doorstep, rat-a-tat-tat,
When I went to open it she was not there,
But off on broomstick way up in the air.'

They deserved their 'Magic' sweets and went off home, with their nan, very happily.

Friday, 6 November 2009


The Nerines in my garden have been lovely this year. They are almost past their best now but I managed to find these this morning.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Yew hedge with some small adjustments.

Since showing the last version of 'The Hedge' to my art tutor, I've made one or two small adjustments. I think they have improved the end product and I'm definitely not doing anything else to it! It's going in a frame this evening!!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

The Old Yew Hedge at Holme Lacy

Here is my completed picture of the hedge at Holme Lacy. I honestly didn't think it would ever be finished. I was happy with the early stages and then lost confidence in my ability to do the foreground without spoiling the whole thing.
As it turns out I am pleased to have persevered as I'm really very happy with the end product.
My next subject will be less of a challenge.