Glass, Stone, Ceramics and a Birthday

THURSDAY JUNE 13’13 Gorgeous day and none of the pouring rain Wednesday’s class got. We are doing old glass & stone jars and bottles, with a tiny lustrous Satsuma porcelain dish tossed in. All collected over the years and all …

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It Must be Christmas…..

It must be Christmas when….. the yachts and launches moor overnight in the Cove….This is the glorious sight I beheld this morning as I sat out to sketch the soft colour with everything almost in silhouette. Earlier in December a …

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Skies I adore

I seem to be an early riser. And I do get to see some breathtaking skies. All these are taken in those few seconds before the hues change so dramatically, to equally beautiful new ones. These are just a few …

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SKETCHyourCAKE (and eat it too)

Now a regular event every second month. It’s a great chance for foodies to learn to sketch fabulous dishes quickly. It’s just 2 hours and because the display is right there in front of us, we will learn very fast …

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Jacaranda Time

I did this 16 X 12inch painting yesterday. I’m still seeing Jacarandas in bloom and wanted to do a larger work. I used watered down dark watercolour – brown & dark blue mixed around, then used a pointy brush to …

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French Sketches – South of France

This is a few of my sketches, done in the village of Trausse, South of France. These are sketches done as I observe & enjoy special moments around the village. The above 2 sketches were done as I stood in the …

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Still Life Set-up and Sketch Books

It’s amazing what a few little bits and pieces tumbling over a fence can become when stuck into an old plastic paint pot. The apples I bring for lunch but sometimes forget to eat – and maybe I don’t want …

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The 6am Ferry

I must be getting up early these mornings! Perhaps because it’s light by 6am, and I’m seeing some glorious sunrises out the window as I head towards my ‘must have’ cuppa tea. I don’t function till I have that! Loved …

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Early Evening – or Pale Moon

There is a time late in the day, when the sun goes behind the clouds and the moon is pale in the sky – but it isn’t dark yet! The sky is filled with pink, peach, lavender, cream, gold, and …

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Church on the Hill

Another Winter painting. A 24 X 20 inch acrylic on canvas. But wait, you say, nobody swims and surfs in Winter! Well they do here. A most glorious afternoon. Winter can be like that. A perfect Summer day without the …

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