I've just installed a statcounter (as you can see from the multiple buttons on the right - how do I get rid of them?!) and I've made the depressing discovery that my blog is being visited by precisely nobody!!!! So I'm speaking to thin blogosphere air - a bit like a vicar I used to know who had to preach sermons week after week to an empty church... The trouble is I dont have time to do anything about it at the moment - work is very busy. Never mind - will get working on it soon!
Here is D reading the newspaper after a hard day's work. He has decided he doesn't like me drawing him, especially from the side, so I have to do it sneakily. It is pouring with rain and thundering outside. It's a good job Chester the dog is now completely deaf, otherwise he would be terrified. But he is sleeping on the floor, blissfully unaware of the noise.
A couple more of my holiday drawings - the top one was done in Chania venetian harbour sitting in a cafe - this man was trying to sell his paintings without much success. The bottom pic was the view from our apartment which was right on the square in Georgioupolis.
Well we're back from our holiday in Crete and it was lovely ... here are the first of the holiday pix - the top one is from the first day when the weather was a bit cloudy - we were sitting in a beach bar called the 'Tropicana' and looking out of the window at the stormy sea... the second was the next day - sitting in another bar (of course) on the town square in Georgioupolis enjoying drinks and chats.
I was just drawing Molly when Chester decided he wanted to sit on the sofa as well, so he is included in this. Molly is extremely scruffy at the moment and must be bathed before she goes to stay with my friend when we go to Greece next week for our holiday.
Yes I must confess we do watch a lot of TV - especially when it's stormy outside and the coal fire is burning in the corner and we are cuddled up on our sofa. The top pic was done on Friday - it's a pencil sketch of D and looks quite insipid next to the pen sketches I think. I am much more careful when I am working in pencil, much bolder in pen. The second one was done yesterday of D watching Strictly Come Dancing. We had been to see his mum in her nursing home on the south coast all day. We had planned to go out Saturday night but succumbed to the fire and sofa! The bottom one was done whilst watching 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' on Sunday afternoon.
My name is Angie Wood and I live on a narrowboat on the beautiful Oxford canal.
A long time ago in the eighties I studied Art and Design at Goldsmiths College and went on to be a paste up artist and then a graphic designer. I’ve never stopped painting and drawing though – I painted pet and animal portraits for a while and over the past two years have begun creating small oil paintings of vintage objects, textiles and flowers. I collect items from fleamarkets to paint and my little narrowboat is getting fuller all the time! I’m particularly delighted by colourful patterns on textiles and ceramics and I also love painting reflective surfaces. I’m usually attracted to items from the early part of the twentieth century, which bring back memories of my great aunts’ and grandmother’s cosy houses. My artistic aim is to pay homage to the things I paint by observing them as closely as I can, and to create something beautiful that will hopefully make people as happy as I was when I was making it!