Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Final Peacock

This is the finished picture of the Peacock, once the water had been added.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Monday, 28 December 2009

Peacock progress

   Initial shading for the 'Peacock', using CARAN D'ACHE  Supracolor Soft watercolour pencils,   without  water at this stage.

First stages in building up the details, still using the pencils dry.


Sunday, 27 December 2009

Rustic Bridge

Would you enjoy a game of Pooh sticks from this bridge?   It would be fun.

It's been an interesting picture to paint and whilst I found the choice of colours  used for the Silver Birch tree strange I like the result..

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Probably my next project

Many colours can be seen,
Mainly blue with tints of green,
He walks so very tall and vain,
As he struts his way around again,

Monday, 21 December 2009

Rustic Bridge

I seem to be taking ages over this picture but here it is again, having added more trees and given depth to the foliage.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Bottles again.

A first attempt at sketching using pastels.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Holiday Sketching

A few days away gave me an opportunity to practice my sketching.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Snow Scene

In the bleak mid winter.  Essex looks much like this this morning!  A day to stay indoors in the warm.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Happy Christmas

Welcome to the Village.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Christmas is coming.

More cottages are showing their Christmas Lights.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Christmas is coming.

'Twas the night before Christmas,
No-one was stirring, not even a mouse

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Christmas is coming.

Silent Night Holy Night,
All is calm, all is bright.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

In the Village

All lit up for Christmas.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Christmas is coming.

Christmas will soon be here, the villagers are putting up the lights and
have put up their crystal tree.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

From a Terry Harrison Creation

The second stage of Terry Harrison's 'Rustic Bridge' picture.  I used two of Terry's 'special' brushes but as I did not find the instructions for executing the picture very helpful I am using my own ideas.  So far so good but I've already needed to wash out an area of river as a result of getting carried away with the greens.
It may be some time before the picture gets finished due to my  taking a few days holiday.         

Monday, 7 December 2009

Lambeth Walk

The verdict was:  A Brilliant Show'   Surprised that it lasted three hours but thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing.  Seats gave an excellent view of the whole enormous stage. Wonderful!!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

What a Spectacular

Sue and Mark saw the 'Christmas Spectacular' at Thursford yesterday afternoon, whilst w had fun caring for their Poodles. We hope they enjoyed the show also their visit to Holt. Now they just need a good journey home.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Woolly Visitors

We have two beautiful Poodles staying with us for a few days.  They are so playful and full of fun..
Mini is on the left and Cooper on the right.  You'll gather that Mini-Coopers are a family favourite.
They are here whilst their 'mum and dad' alias Sue and Mark have gone to see the Christmas Spectacular in Thursford.