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Monday, 30 November 2009

HAS 29.11.09

Went to Hertford Art Society life drawing day on Saturday. This is the pick of the bunch. Please see my SharonElaine blog for more.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Sketches

















A lovely lady has been inspired by my 'Sky High' painting to ask me to paint her two lovely daughters. I have been working on putting together a composition from a lot of brilliant photographs. It has been a good challenge, great fun, and hard work. Which one would you choose?




Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Shoreline 24" x 18" Oil


Not sure if you could call this finished, but I have to put it aside to make a start on Christmas commissions.
There is that triangle again! Don't know what it is that draws me to a triangular composition, but it keeps cropping up although it is not something I consciously look for.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

At the Wedding - Simon + Wendy 11" x 12" Oil

Of course....the bride and groom!

'Back to School!' with the WA

Windfall


Leaf Print

The theme this week was 'autumn fruit, berries, leaves, etc', so I grabbed some apples from the garden as I was setting off to the WA. Others were having so much fun printing from leaves, so I abandoned my apples and had a go. I've not done anything like it since primary school! I giggled a lot and made a mess and had such a good time. I like the image too. Imagine what can be achieved with planning and care!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Jen Oil In Progress

Concentrated on Jen today, and it's going well! I really do like using a limited palette.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

For Remembrance 12" x 12" Oil


I often think how hard it must have been for my Nana, and thousands of others, to be left to bring up children alone. War and it's aftermath is unimaginable horror to me. And it makes me angry, because we don't learn, do we? War is still happening. It also makes me very thankful and grateful to my Grandad, and to every serviceman, past and present, who work tirelessly to preserve my freedom, which I cherish beyond measure.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The Look 20" x 16" Oil In Progress


My cousin Matt and his lovely wife, Jen. The've not been married long, a couple of years, I think, but can't you just tell! I love this image, I just hope I can do it justice.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Snow on the Mountains 12" x 16" Ink + Acrylic




WA day today, with the theme "snowy mountains". I again used ink and acrylic paint because that was in my bag! Other folk were using pastels with incredible results. I may have to find mine for the next landscape themed afternoon.

What drew me to this image was the criss- cross pattern of the lie of the land, but that seems to have got lost along the way.