Wednesday, 9 April 2014


 Look At You!  26" x 18" (approx.) Charcoal
Made a start on another SP! Happy so far, but I saturated it with fixative, which ran, 8( , and meant I had to leave it until completely dry.
So I did this..........
Hood  10" x 12"  Charcoal

Monday, 7 April 2014


Just playing today, with not much to show for it. Have got to seriously work for all the exhibitions now looming!

Saturday, 5 April 2014


I continued work on the oil, but wasn't out came the charcoal......... 
Neither are 'loose' enough, there is no movement or life or soul! I need to work from the mirror rather than a photo, I think.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Saturday, 29 March 2014

BP Portrait Award.................Not!

My submission has again been rejected for the BP Portrait Award. From 2,377 entries, 55 works have been selected. I think it would have been a miracle! Guilt now takes over at money wasted
.............about £150 altogether..................especially with the bailiffs knocking at the door!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Off The Page

Just a few of the exhibits.................

I went to the West Norfolk Artists Association exhibition, 'Off The Page'. It was very interesting and diverse...paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles...........a bit of everything.
It would have been more interesting for you if I had made a note of the  poems/ prose that had inspired the pieces. Sorry. If you live here, go see it.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Odd Jobs

I framed this, today, to submit to the 'Off the Page' exhibition by the West Norfolk Artists Association.
 I also did some more work on 'Ali'.
I also tidied up 'Evie'

Thursday, 13 March 2014

WA - Acrylic


Last week Paul Seymour came along to demo acrylic paint, showing us various techniques and styles. I had video-ed Paul but cannot figure how to upload it! Sorry.
 But they are on You Tube Here
And Brenda provided a scrumptious homemade cake!
A brilliant afternoon!
Then, this week we had a go ourselves, with the following results.
 Judith...a work in progress.
Seems to me that we all enjoyed that change of scene!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Life Drawing at Castle Acre

 I went to Castle Acre today for a life drawing/painting session run by Helen Breach, a fellow member of West Norfolk Artist Association. With wonderful model, Evie, and new friends to chat to I had a brilliant day.
To see what else I did please go to my life drawing blog, here.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Low Tide 42" x 32" Oil

I have added a few more glazes to this today. I really wanted to sharpen up the boats, but when I eventually found a photograph, it was really small which explains the undefined painting.
I also prepared another larger canvas........and sat for an hour wondering what to paint! 20" x 16" is my comfort zone, anything larger and I don't want to waste it.....and so I can't begin! 

Friday, 21 February 2014

Eat - Progress

Eat 16" x 20" x 3 Charcoal

From photos taken at Hertford Life Drawing......beginnings of drawings destined for Hertford Art Society Annual Exhibition. Not sure about them yet. I do have better, more interesting photos, I think.
Can anyone tell me why I am only able to resize two of the three images ? !

Boats 10" x 12" Watercolour

I thought I would practise with watercolour, because it makes sense to take watercolours to paint en plein air, rather than oils. Lighter, less fuss. My watercolours, however are 20+ years old and the tin is rusty! You cannot work well with crap tools!
This wishy washy excuse for a painting is all I did. I gave up, and got out the charcoal........................................................



Tuesday, 11 February 2014