I've been very lucky today. It was super-hot (very unusual in an English summer) and I spent the afternoon sitting in the sunshine drawing this of all the boats on our mooring, with Chester in the foreground. I love my new Copic pens in different shades of grey, very good for tonal drawing.
It was so hot on this day. Kalives is a very nice little town by the seaside - full of English ex pats - it was lovely to sit in this little taverna next to the sea with the breeze blowing through. They did a very nice cheese saganaki as well!
I'm sorry I havent blogged for a while - I have been on holiday to Crete again. It was unusually hot this time - 30 in the shade most days. I had a great time and will be posting a few pics I did while there.
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!