Thursday, 25 December 2008
Have a great Christmas and New Year holiday.
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
We are as chalk and cheese. She is an accountant, can there be anything more different to an artist? I'm fat, she's skinny, I'm a dreamer, her feet are firmly on the ground, I waffle, she calls a spade a spade, she's soppy about children and animals, I'm not, she's lived in the same town all her life, I haven't ... you get the picture. We do, though, get on very well.
Roy has a couple of days off work, so I shall probably not do any more to this until next week.
Have a joyous weekend and happy painting!
Monday, 15 December 2008
I wish to thank everyone who has visited, and those who continue to visit, and leave those wonderful comments that keep me going. There have been times when, without your support and your inspiration, I might have given up. So, a big heartfelt THANKYOU.
Thursday, 11 December 2008
This has to be a finish! It started as a fast, loose sketch, but has taken ages! At last, Andy looks a bit like Andy, and I like the greyed tone of it and the tension. No prizes for guessing what they were doing......watching TV. I think Arsenal were playing, hence the clenched fist!
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Never mind, here's one I did earlier! This was at HAS life drawing 5 or 6 years ago. Very different to my work now. This won 'Best in Show' that year at a local exhibition.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
I don't know if it is the cold, but I had to keep nipping indoors to pay a visit! Not good for concentration!
Sunday, 30 November 2008
I decided to show you this because I started differently to usual. I have been following Susan Carlin and David Darrow ( and learning a lot) and drawing the composition first, as they do. But I watched Rolf Harris paint the Queen again and he paints the whole canvas, blocking in big shapes and then makes finer and finer adjustments. So that is how I have started this.
Friday, 28 November 2008
I thought I would show one of my personal favourites, so far. I love the composition. It reminds me of myself at that age, sitting, isolated, at a party, far away in my own little world. The original was sold, but I missed it, so I painted this one for me. Having said that, if you really like it, I am not averse to selling it!
Thursday, 27 November 2008
It is only four weeks to Christmas! I know where you can get that perfect gift for someone special in your life. These drawings are fun, personal and very affordable. But email me now for more info, time is running out!
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Dianne, has given me an award.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Thursday, 13 November 2008
1. Put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you.
2. List 7 unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and comment on their blogs to let them know.
I have read what others have written about themselves and I am just so boring! This is really difficult, but here goes:
1 I adore and cherish my husband, Roy.
2 I love naturist holidays....the freedom, which is very important to me.
3 I was a doctors' receptionist for 16 years, and I was the nice, helpful, happy, one.
4 My favourite food is fish and I love them all except squid, if that is a fish, because I had the screaming abdabs cleaning one once. Never had oysters or lobster, something to achieve before I die!
5 I was expelled from school for swearing at a teacher and making him cry. I was an awful child.
6 I canoed on the River Nene from Wellingborough to Peterborough, it took a week, with 6 teenage boys, camping on the banks. Where do you pee? As the only female it was excruciatingly embarassing.
7 I adore and cherish my husband, Roy. I know, I know, but really there is nothing else!
Well actually, there is something else, I 'ran away' from home when I was 21, to escape a tyrannical, abusing father.
How could I have forgotten that I appeared on national television! A program called 'A Brush with Fame' which aired about three years ago. 75 artists converged on Cambridge for a regional heat. The first thing was a 1/2 hour self portrait, after which 50 of us were sent home again. Next was a 3 hour portrait of a celebrity, after which 10 artists were left standing, me included.
These are the three judges, Christian Furr, an artist who painted the Queen, David Lee, art critic and editor of the art paper The Jackdaw, and Gerald Scarfe, caricaturist.
My 7 bloggers of note, just because I love their paintings, are:
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
I know I painted this in the summer, but I thought it appropriate for today. It is for my Granddad, who died, fighting to preserve the freedom for me to be able to paint this, though during the second world war, not the first.
Rest in peace, Hugh Felce.
I have been thinking of the unimaginable horrors he must have endured and the worst thing is that it still goes on. So this is for every serviceman, too, in heartfelt gratitude and admiration. And for every woman who has lost a grandfather, father, son, nephew, cousin or uncle.
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
I found this photo, of Richard and Andrew, when I was looking for the one of Andrew that I wanted to paint. It struck me how similar a composition it is to my painting of 'Sisters' that I did back in July.
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Friday, 24 October 2008
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Friday, 10 October 2008
This is one of our models at HAS, who is very keen on the poses that enable her to go to sleep!
I enjoyed this, got my fingers into play again. I have discovered that I much prefer thin paint. Must be the miser in me!
Thursday, 9 October 2008
This is a study from a photograph of a friend. I don't know why, but I find it much harder to draw from a photo than from life, perhaps because there is NO LIFE in it!
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Monday, 29 September 2008
The plan today, was to finish everything that needed finishing. Oh, right! All I did was this! This was the one I started on Saturday, and I couldn't bear to leave it the way it was. Check out Sharon Elaine to see what it looked like this morning.
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Yesterday I went to Hertford Art Society Life Drawing day, the results of which can be found on my other blog, which I have just started, reserved exclusively for the life drawing. Posting on this blog will be monthly.
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Anyway, I have been painting, and I went to HAS Life Drawing yesterday, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I shall post later, so stay tuned.
My apologies to you all, I'm not given to drama queen tendancies usually, and shall endeavor to never do so again.
Friday, 26 September 2008
Monday, 22 September 2008
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Sunday, 21 September 2008
Well! So much for intentions! I couldn't stay away from this. I'm happier with what I have done today, probably because I saw a couple of things that were way off. Can't wait til tomorrow now!
Saturday, 20 September 2008
Friday, 19 September 2008
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Thanks for visiting and for your support and thanks in advance for the millions I raised!
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Friday, 12 September 2008
We have been busy entertaining Gary, our visitor from the USA, this week, but I managed to produce this drawing. My very good friend, Stella, is celebrating a very special birthday tomorrow, so this is for her.
If you are looking for a special, very personalised gift for someone, give this a thought. It is my version of the caricature and a bit of fun! More examples of these can be found on my website.
Please email me for details and prices, etc. if you are interested.
Friday, 5 September 2008
Did this with my fingers, with a load of green paint left on my palette and yellow ochre straight from the tube. I did cheat and define the features with a brush. What fun!
Thursday, 4 September 2008
This is my Mother and my two children, from a photo taken too many years ago to count.
It is really weird how you don't see what is wrong until you get it on the computer screen!
I can see that the bigger boy is far too big and he's not actually sitting on the wall! I probably won't post this again, but I will make the adjustments, because they will drive me nuts.
P.S. My buyer for the house has changed her mind! In the grand scheme of things, it matters not a jot, but initially, I'm not good with disappointment. But that was yesterday...................next?
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
I did some work to Roy yesterday, but didn't get time to post. I find the computer a brilliant tool, as things that are wrong are glaringly obvious, probably because the image is much smaller. I can see now that Roy's neck is too thin and his left arm and hand are all wrong. A lot of fine tuning to be done, then. Back to work!