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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Wednesday, 29th February 2012 - Possibly a Fauvist Church

Sarah and I had another art lesson today. I am still struggling

We are being taught about Fauvisim - The Beasts. This is my beastly painting!!!





Possibly a Fauvist Church
Watercolour
Bockingford not

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Tuesday, 28th February 2012 - Guess Where

Tim and I went for our 30 minute power walk this afternoon - this is your clue

Where is this?

It is not on a hill the picture is crooked!



Guess Where
Peat Brown Ink and Watercolour
Bockingford not

Monday, 27 February 2012

Monday, 27th February 2012 - Generous Giveaway

I am terribly big hearted today.

I gave my Crunchie to Tim



Generous Giveaway
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sunday, 26th February 2012 - Shoe and Boot Gathering

I am not sure why we need to have quite so many shoes and boots gathered by the back door.



Shoe and Boot Gathering
Acrylic
Oil Paper

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Saturday, 25th February - Look No Shadows

I did this while waiting for guests to come down for breakfast.

You can also play 'Name the Food'. I think you may have trouble with the top one.



Look No Shadows
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Friday, 24 February 2012

Friday, 24th February 2012 - Benefits and Drawbacks

I like my books - they look and feel good

I also like my Kindle - convenient and smart

I cannot choose

So I have both



Benefits and Drawbacks
Watercolour and Pen
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Thursday, 23rd February 2012 - Bud Trio

A day of sun warm enough to sit outside.



Bud Trio
Watercolour and Charcoal
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Wednesday, 22nd February 2012 - Moving Orange Study

Sarah and I had our art class.

I had a little bit of inspiration. Sarah will understand this one.



Moving Orange Study
Watercolour Stick
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Tuesday, 21st February 2012 - River Bend Allotments

I went to see Harriet and Hetty today.

I decided not to even attempt to draw or paint them.

Instead you get this today. There is not much growing,



River Bend Allotments
Watercolour

Monday, 20 February 2012

Monday, 20th February 2012 - Three Springs

These have sprung up over the past couple of days



Three Springs
Watercolour and Pen
SAA Practice Paper

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sunday, 19th February 2012 - Paper and Plaice

Lindsey gave us some fish

Here is one before it was wrapped in paper and put in the oven.



Watercolour
Paper and Plaice
SAA Practice Paper

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Saturday, 18th February 2012 - Brushless

I took a trip to.......? Well I need not say.

This was a bit of messy fun


Brushless
Acrylic painted with a Tesco Clubcard

Friday, 17 February 2012

Friday, 17th February 2012 - Survivor of the Snow

My sweet pea plants have survived the snow, ice and a cold greenhouse.

What sturdy little devils they are.



Pencil

Thursday, 16th February 2012 - Emergence

Finally, my Christmas hyacynths have decided to bloom.




Emergence
Watercolour and Quink ink and Bamboo

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Wednesday, 15th February 2012 - That's not Impressionism!

In my art class today I thought we were painting in the style of Impressionism. Monet, Van Gogh - bright expressive colours being in the fore and perspective and realism at the aft.

I was wrong. It was more to do with the complementary colours. Yellow lemon with purple shadow that sort of thing.

I became frustrated that it was suggested that I spend more time on the drawing.

One is my class picture. I did not like what I was doing.


When I got home and after a cup of tea this is what I thought we were going to be doing. I must admit I did not spend very long on this one

What do you think?





Tuesday, 14th February 2012 - Never Forgotten

Sarah, you were right. There was no picture yesterday. I had forgotten to press 'publish post'.

It is Valentines Day today.

I have always been remembered.



Never Forgotten
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Monday, 13 February 2012

Monday, 13th February 2012 - Woolly Wear

It was cold and wet today.

I needed all my accessories.



Woolly Wear
Watercolour, Quink ink and Stick
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Sunday, 12th February 2012 - Pantomime Cow and Jacob Sheep

Following a six hour lunch at Albans Barn .....


Pantomime Cow



Jacob Sheep
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Saturday, 11th February 2012 - New Look New Tights

I have some charming new tights of pretty colours.

Now I need to be brave enough to wear them.



New Look New Tights
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Friday, 10 February 2012

Friday, 10th February 2012 - Playing with Grandma's Keys

Today I spent the day with Harriet and Hetty.

I tried to paint Hetty's face but failed so I have cheated....just a little bit



Playing with Grandma's Keys
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Thursday, 9th February 2012 - Narcissi Spray

A thank you present from Elizabeth and Keith.

For such a tiny flower they have a very powerful perfume - deceptive little beasts





Narcissi Spray
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Wednesday, 8th February 2012 - Recycled Triptych

Sarah and I went to our art class today. We are learning about 'isms'.

Then I went to the recycling bank.


Recycled Expressionism



Recycled Impressionism



Recycled Fauvism

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Tuesday, 7th February 2012 - New Oil

The car needed the oil topping up. I thought I would leave it to someone who would not leave a chopstick in the radiator.



New Oil
Pencil
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Monday, 6 February 2012

Monday, 6th February 2012 - Melting

The snow is still 4 inches deep but now the sun is shining it is dropping off the trees



Melting
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sunday, 5th February 2012 - Vivid Imagination

You were expecting a snow scene were you not?

So was I! I was aiming for a nice gentle one.........but ended up with this.



Vivid Imagination
Watercolour and Gouache
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Saturday, 4th February 2012 - Tulip, Chicken, Three Lemons and a Shirt

Shopping, ironing and mugs of tea set todays painting



Tulip, Chicken, Three Lemons and Shirt
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140 lb not

Friday, 3 February 2012

Friday, 3rd February 2012 - New Iron

I have got a new iron. I dropped my old one. It has a really long cable.



New Iron
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Thursday, 2nd February 2012 - Cold Feet

The weather is icy.

I was brave taking off my slipper boots to paint.



Cold Feet
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Wednesday, 1st February 2012 - Art Class

Sarah and I have been the our second art class.


Art Class
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not


A cold day and a lovely sunset



Sunset over Benenden
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not