Thursday, 28 November 2013

Work in progress on Lewes commission

Here is today's progress on my Lewes office. I started the day finishing off my drawing in pen, and followed throughout the day with the base colours in watercolour. Tomorrow when I have got some light again, I will have some fun with the "popping" colours...yellows, oranges, greens and pinks! 

A Class Taxis image

A little image for a lady driver taxi service ... guess where!

couple on the beach

A little sunny picture to warm me up on a dull day! Memories of summer, and thoughts of summers to come!..

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

A little sketch to adda little sunshine to my blog. Think I will make the bucket red, and the pebbly beach a bit more yellow..

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sleeping and reading on the train..more sketches on the way up to London and back

Tower 42 - Nat West Tower - Sketching day

It was a portrait day in my sketchbook yesterday! The nature of the building we were sketching from just stayed with the way I held my book, even though it was a fab panorama!
 Second sketch of the day was down in the Engine room. It was dark and slightly creepy down here, away from the bright sunshine and skyline. Maintenance were working and calling out the odd code, and there was just the sound of dripping..The machines started to look like monsters about to come to life!
 The Gherkin, this was sketched in the morning, and my first sketch of the day. My lines are a bit more wooly, as it takes a while for me to get in to it!! As I was sketching away I suddenly spotted the O2 in the distance. It wasnt where I expected to see it! can you spot it peeping out?
Final sketch of the day was the most enjoyable! We were sitting up in Vertigo on floor 42, with the most amazing view! We watched the sunset over London to the sounds of a Brazilian Bosa Nova!
I would like to work this up in to a painting. I started this drawing at the building just next to the Monument, you can see the line is a bit light and hesitant here. Gradually I got in to it, and my favourite bit of all has to be the church joining Cornhill and Gracechurch Street. Back overlooking the stomping ground of one great g g g g (not sure how many x) Grandfather,that ran that pub in Gracechurch Street. Imagine what he would think of it now!....

Monday, 18 November 2013

Plans for latest commission

We had a great weekend at the Chailey and Newick Painting Group. Lots and lots of lovely visitors and good sales of paintings and cards.
I said goodbye to two of my paintings. One is travelling to the other side of the world, and the other just up the road!
I was an artist in action at the exhibition, so I took the opportunity to plan out my latest commission.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Getting ready for Chailey & Newick Painting Exhibition this weekend

All labelled up and more to come, that I finished today, being framed at the moment.

Now I just have to make some more cards, and my CAKE !

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

English's Brighton in the snow..finished!

Here is a photo of the painting I finished this evening. Took the photo with flash so the colours are a bit off, but I will possibly be getting a giclee print of this one, so will have a much better image soon, to make cards from and add lots of glitter!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Eastbourne Bandstand Jigsaw Puzzle for FOEH

I got the final puzzle at the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital Coffee morning this morning.
That means they have sold all of their first batch, but they will be getting some more, which is really good news.
Now I wonder, will this puzzle be harder to complete than it was to draw?
We will fight them on the beaches!!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Englishs Brighton, in the snow

I am revisiting this area of Brighton at the bottom of the Lanes, for another snowy scene. Here it is, all drawn out, ready for  a splattering of snow and some colour.
I have also been experimenting with acrylics on some little box canvases, which are being painted to raise money for the Peace Project at Chalk Gallery. I am going to mix up a little resin for these today, so fingers crossed...I will post the results later!!