Thursday, 30 April 2009

on each other's laps

I have to be sitting comfortably when drawing!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Wednesday, 22 April 2009


I tried to do some sketches of Molly but she kept moving.
It must seem as if I have given up on the oil painting but I haven't - I have been busily doing colour exercises from Betty Edwards book 'Color', and I don't want to do another painting until I have finished the exercises. The exercises are very good and I feel as if I've learnt quite a lot (well a lot more than I knew anyway).

Monday, 20 April 2009

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Monday, 13 April 2009

View from The Phoenix

Today is Easter Monday and we went for a lunchtime drink to this lovely riverside pub.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Sketching outside

The weather's been very springlike here lately. Here's a sketch of Chester lying in the shade and Binky, our little rabbit, who's on his favourite place, a platform that D made him, where he can see everything that's going on.

Saturday, 4 April 2009


Yesterday morning was spent drawing this microphone to go onto the gravestone of my lovely late husband Art, who died in 2006. He was a singer, that's why I wanted the microphone, but the drawing the funeral parlour provided was not up to scratch. He would be proud of me for attempting this, because as well as being a singer he was a very talented artist and illustrator, and would have made a much better job of it than me. But I have done my best, as I know he would have been peeved to have a bad line drawing on his grave.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Watching football

I found a Copic Multiliner pen unexpectedly in a Kingston artshop. I haven't seen them anywhere else. I'm really pleased with it. The ink flow is very good. I haven't posted lately, partly because I have been busy with work and partly because I haven't really been in the mood... hopefully I'm back in the flow again now.