I liked the shape and colour of this "Tescos finest" sweet pointy pepper (it also tastes nice!) This was done over about three days and I had to replace the two green chillies as they were starting to dry up! The length of time it takes me to do things is always a problem!
I'm sorry everyone for the sparse nature of my blog - the reason why I dont have a picture of myself or a blogroll or links to anything is that I'm way behind in the browser stakes - I should be using Firefox but apparently cant download it until I upgrade my operating system. Given my paranoia about changing things when for my work everything is going quite smoothly, it may take some time for me to sort this out. However there are loads of blogs that I admire and visit regularly and I would really like to add them to a blogroll, and one day I will...
This weekend we took the boat up to Paddington for the weekend. The bottom sketch shows D looking like an intrepid explorer in his new super-warm coat (you need one to drive a narrowboat). We were surprised to find when we got there that many other narrowboaters had had the same idea and Paddington basin was quite crowded. We decided to go to Leicester Square and see a film, and having done very little research on the latest offerings, plumped for one called 'Easy Virtue' - not really D's sort of film but enjoyable nonetheless - then came back to Paddington and had a great Chinese meal. Next day were going to take the dogs to Hyde Park but the weather was bad - not Molly's cup of tea - so decided to return home. D got soaking wet in the rain on the way back but we both agreed we had really enjoyed ourselves. The top pic shows Chester - exhausted after the stress of travelling!
This is a little tiny church we visited in Georgioupolis in Crete. You had to walk along a very precarious path made of large rocks. It was quite stormy on the day we did it so was even more hazardous than usual. I've been trying a new technique of using soft pastels on Wallis paper over an underpainting. I'm quite pleased with this one.
Here's another drawing of D - it's not at all flattering to him - he looks much better than this in real life! By the way, I am enjoying having a blog so much - it has helped me a lot to have a group of people cheering me on for doing a sketch - it's so encouraging and motivating. Thanks to everyone that has left a comment.
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!