More sketching

My New Year Resolution to paint more has involved mostly drawing and colour sketching, with a view to working in oils when it gets warmer. None of that freezing and starving in a garret for me I’m afraid;  my cat sketches meant I could be in the warm kitchen right next to the Rayburn! Lucy the cat, who…

Winter Solstice draws near.

Although we shall see the arrival of Winter Solstice in a few days and mornings are heavy with frost, come noon, day after day we’ve been bathed in glorious glaring sunshine, the cristal clear light streams through windows with unforgiving brilliance, equally the cloudless nights are brimming with mystical moonlight, while the eerie shapes in the landscape cloak themselves…

Autumn thoughts.

I mentioned Haiku in my last post, and based on a few recent seasonal events I have conjured up 3 Haiku poems and married them with sketches, I know the words should stand alone without any visual or other explanation, the words should spirit up the image to the reader with no help at all,…

Summer exhibitions.

The August exhibition is up and running at St Avit Senieur. We are four artists: a sculptor and 3 painters. I haven’t had a chance to photograph their work as yet; I will be invigilating on Monday , so I will do so then, and post them up next time. Here are a few of my latest…

Pictures from another exhibition

I have just packed up the remaining unsold works, with the help of stalwart friend Marilyn, (thanks once again, dear friend,) and dismantled my stand at the 7th Salon Metiers et Arts at Château Monbazillac. At the end of the last day, from the castle hilltop I gazed at the panoramic vista of the Dordogne…

Art on an ipad

Last year I bought a mini ipad, principally because a friend taught me how to use an art app on her one.  I was lured into buying one by seeing the diversity of ‘tools’ to hand, and the ease with which you can draw and paint, at any time and at any whim. So, having had Ellie’s…