Saturday, 25 June 2016

Work in Progress

Not sure where this is going....................but, hey, isn't that the fun of it?

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Life Drawing at Bungay

I enjoyed a life drawing session today, courtesy of Black Dog Arts at The Fisher Theatre in Bungay, with lovely model, Tina. Thank you Malcolm  for organising us again.

These poses were mostly short, 15 - 20 minutes, except for the oil, which was about an hour and a half.

Monday, 13 June 2016

SAC - Southwold Art Circle - Portrait Group

Thank you, brilliant model, Gracie Wright, who is SAC member Steve's neighbour. How kind to agree to it for us. Glorious hair, pretty face AND able to sit still, nothing else could make a couple of hours more delightful.

Sunday, 12 June 2016


Went down to the Quay today, excited and expectant. Unfortunately, despite weather forecasts telling otherwise, the heavens opened as I had barely begun.

I took some photos to paint in my lovely dry studio!

Thursday, 9 June 2016


Handmade  16" x 16"  Oil 
Circles? Bubbles? Where is this going, I wonder?

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

A Little Bit More

 Homemade    16" x 16"  Oil
Added more blue and more Yellow. So far so good.
Meeting of The Honourable Members of the West Winch Art Club  24" x 36"  Oil
Same again, more blue and more yellow. Not liking this yet.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Southwold Art Circle

I am finally finding my way in my new environment and have joined Southwold Art Circle, who have a life drawing and a portrait group, talks and demos, an annual exhibition, critique sessions and Saturday workshops. It's beginning to sound a lot like HAS!  WooHoo!
I went along to the portrait group today, and was given a very warm welcome, which goes along way to making a girl feel comfortable.
Rupert  10" x 12"  Oil

And the best of all was the model, Rupert Hannen, resplendent in a uniform of which I knew nothing, so I asked him.

Chief Officer (Systems Engineering)
43 years with the Royal Fleet Auxiliaries - the support ships of the Royal Navy
The RFA carry the RN's fuel oil, weapons, helicopters, food (both fresh and frozen) and a multitude of other commodities to provide disaster relief around the world. The RFA is manned by Merchant Navy personnel employed by The Secretary of State for Defence (Royal Navy). We enjoy the same privileges as Royal Naval personnel plus we receive a civil service pay rate and pension and very long holidays! For every month we work, we receive 17.25 days holiday. Mind you, we do work, at a minimum, 8 hours a day 7 days a week.
I have served during the crises in Northern Ireland, Borneo, the Falkland Islands, The Balkans and the Gulf War along with with a few voyages around the world supporting foreign navies and providing diplomatic presence as required by the foreign office.

I thank you Rupert for sitting very still, and for your service to your country for all of us.