Apples Leaves & Trees

I’ve done some demo sketch treatments of leaves and trees on the whiteboard, so you’ll see that way below, for your interest. THURSDAY MARCH 7 ’13 A bright sunny day this Thursday. Already our 6th week of this term. We …

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The Art of Sketching – inside & out

On Thursday the warm-up sketch was a little more challenging. Handles, elipses, fruit, things sticking up and aaahhhhh……   But when one takes a breath, caaaalms – down and spend some time observing – it’s just shapes. Everything IS just …

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I Can’t Say ‘No’

OMG!  It’s happened again. Not my fault of course. No no it never is. It’s Friday and the Nice Man in the big truck is pulling up. The truck is so enormous it’s shading my artwork. Golly. I just know …

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Green Shutters with added Still Life

I knew there was something not quite complete about ‘Green Shutters 1’. The thing I like about having work hanging in the Studio, is that sometimes you know something needs doing but don’t know what. Everything has been moved around …

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White Daisies, French Window

I actually have a painting partly done, which has been abandoned in my excitement at producing these textured canvas decoratives. Now there three. No longer hidden away unresolved. Now transformed. Very colourful. Very simple compositions. Seem to be working well …

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Organising the Drawing Gear

It started because I always forget the way the portable easel fits together. It only comes out when I travel. If I made a drawing with instructions I thought I could refer to it if I need to. Having worked …

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Life on the Dressing Table

Most of the time you don’t notice what lives on your dressing table. Until one day you suddenly see it. The smile. The eyes. Every day they see you, but do you see them? The specs have a leopard living …

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