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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Wednesday, 30th May 2012 - It Should have been Morris

An entertaining evening spent at the pub with the Morris Men should have been my picture but I had five minutes on return to create.

I potted up 72 Salpiglossis and 144 Gazinia which when grown from their minuteness will bathe our garden in colour.



It Should have been Morris
Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Tuesday, 29th May 2012 - Hullabaloo

Harriet, Hetty and I spent the day in Canterbury.

The Jazz band that played at Harriet and Brett's wedding were busking. They remembered the hail storm.



Hullabaloo
Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not

Monday, 28 May 2012

Monday, 28th May 2012 - Savage Garden

Another steamy hot day.

There is a flower like lots of little umbrellas in our garden. Great idea for my blog - shade under an umbrella.

Tim picked me a rose.

While I was painting I sang along to a favourite CD.



Savage Garden
Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Sunday, 27th May 2012 - Afternoon Walk

We planned to go for a walk with June and Barry followed by lunch at home.

We got no further than our garden.



Afternoon Walk
Caran D'Ache Neocolour II
Bockingford 200lb not

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Saturday, 26th May 2012 - Runners

Tim put up the bean poles today. When the sun had lost its heat a little I planted the beans, watered (with a can as we still have a hose pipe ban) and put lots of slug pellets down. We know what happens when it gets dark in our garden.



Runners
Watercolour and Pen
Bockingford 200lb not

Friday, 25 May 2012

Friday, 25th May 2012 - No Strawberries

I made an evening trip to Tesco to get fruit for breakfasts. The shelves were annoyingly empty.

But the sky was pretty driving home.



No Strawberries
Watercolour
Bockingford 100lb not

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Thursday, 24th May 2012 - Roses and Rhododendron

Tim and I met Nick and Suzy for lunch at The Bull.

I had soda water and lime.



Roses and Rhododendron
Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 - Pump House

A hot day for our art class today. We went to the garden of Jean.

Following that Sarah and I went for tea and cake with Linda.

After that Sarah and I went to an art exhibition in Lenham.

Next Sarah and I had chips on the bench. Sarah had curry sauce with hers!!!

It has been a very busy day. Life is sooooo tough.



Pump House
Indian Ink and Watercolour
Saunders Waterford 140lb not


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 - Bread for the Birds

Today it was glorious sunshine.

I had a lovely time with Hetty. She is a complete and utter delight. I am very happy but exhausted.

I apologise, particularly to Harriet, for the bad drawing.




Bread for the Birds
Charcoal
Saunders Waterford 140lb not

Monday, 21 May 2012

Monday, 21st May 2012 - Permanent, Deep, Hue

I have some bright new paints.

Permanent Rose, Manganese Blue Hue, and Winsor Yellow Deep

I found some weeds for my models.



Permanent, Deep, Hue
Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Sunday, 20th May 2012 - Another Style

Guests had gone and new ones arrived.

We went for a walk through fields and woods we have never ventured into before.



Another Style
Watercolour painted with Found Feather and plastic card
Bockingford 200lb not

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Saturday, 19th May 2012 - Shabby Chic Stripes

My tumble drier is still broken.

Tim is very lucky that he has had the lawn mower mended so he could cut the grass. We even have stripes in a rustic sort of way. The strimmer was working too so we have tidy edges.



Shabby Chic Stripes
W&N Ink and Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not


Friday, 18 May 2012

Friday, 18th May 2012 - Teardrops

I cried for my Dad today.

Then I talked with my sister and all was ok.



Teardrops
Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Thursday, 17th May 2012 - Lullaby Voice

Dad is frail and Mum needed to go to the Dr (yes, yet again) and do some shopping (yes, yet again) so I went and sat with Dad.

He was very chatty for a while and then I started to tell him about The Wickhams blackcurrant problems which seemed to send him to sleep.



Lullaby Voice
Charcoal
Bockingford 200lb not

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Wednesday, 16th May 2012 - Tree Painting

My parents are worrying their children today.

We had our art class in woods.



Tree Painting
Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Tuesday, 15th May 2012 - Forest of Hills

Glorious sunshine today, followed by rain and hail.

I decided to to a pale and interesting painting today!!! Maybe tomorrow.

A stormy sky above the trees looking across towards Benenden.

They seem to have turned into hills!!!



Forest of Hills
Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not

Monday, 14 May 2012

Monday, 14th May 2012 - Working Coffee Break

May has brought an influx of bed and breakfast guests.

Pippa, Sarah and I managed to have a coffee together in between making beds and cooking breakfasts.



Working Coffee Break
Caran D'Ache Watercolour Pencils
Bockingford 200lb not

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Sunday, 13th May 2012 - Before and After

What a glorious day of sunshine today.

A depleted Weald of Kent Morris danced at The Six Bells in Woodchurch. Their performance took a bit of planning.



'Before and .....
Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not





..... and After'
Charcoal

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Saturday, 12th May 2012 - Yesterdays Memory Today

I have happy memories today of yesterday.

Tim and I went to Hastings and met with Ray and Linda.

So it is sort of relevant as the recollection is today.

We had a fantastic Thai meal in a second hand book shop.



Yesterdays Memory Today
Watercolour and Pen
Bockingford 200lb not

Friday, 11 May 2012

Friday, 11th May 2012 - For Steve

At art today we painted Kilndown Church.  Our tutor, Steve, asked if I ever blogged the pictures I paint in class.

Not until now!



For Steve
Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Thursday 10th May 2012 - On the Dry Side

It has not stopped raining today.

Not a good day to visit roofless Bodiam Castle.



On the Dry Side
Acrylic

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Wednesday, 9th May 2012 - Just an Injection?

Morris was unwell today. The vet diagnosed an infection and prescribed antibiotics.

A bargain at £59 for one treatment.

Not a happy cat.



Just an Injection?
Watercolour and watercolour pencils
bockingford 200lb not


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Tuesday, 8th May 2012 - No Ducks

Hetty and I had a great time together while Harriet went blonde.

We walked along the river and fed the ducks.

According to all the rules of composition this is very bad. Too late now.



No Ducks
Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not

Monday, 7 May 2012

Monday, 7th May 2012 - Self Spiked

Dad was 87 today. Happy Birthday Dad.

We got him a hip flask and bottle of brandy.

He takes a splash in coffee.



Self Spiked
Charcoal

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Sunday 6th May 2012 - Beaten the Beech

As I was brushing my teeth and wondering about the wet world while looking out the window it came to my attention that the oak tree is coming into leaf while the beech shows no signs of life.






















Beaten the Beech
Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Saturday, 5th May 2012 - Too Challenging

After a busy day cooking, cleaning, ironing, Henrying - do I need to go on?!?

We went to the pub

Now you see why I don't and can't do faces. A little bit scary I feel. I am going back to plant matter.



Too Challenging
Watercolour
Bockingford 200lb not

Friday, 4 May 2012

Friday, 4th May 2012 - Not Tonight Nigel

We had all been working very hard today and met for a drink in The George.

One drink turned into quite a few. It was decided not to descend upon the Indian restaurant. A very wise decision after so many beverages. Another night maybe.



Not Tonight Nigel
Charcoal

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Thursday, 3rd May 2012 - Pink in Grey

I had a request for a charcoal picture today.

Your request has been fulfilled.



Pink in Grey
Charcoal

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Wednesday, 2nd May 2012 - Fronds

Wet and warm weather.

Plants are growing like triffids in the garden.



Fronds
Watercolour

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Tuesday, 1st May 2012 - Rain at 5.32am

It was a rather wet start to May Day festivities.

It did not stop the Weald of Kent Morris dancing to make the crops grow.



Rain at 5.32am
Carch D'Ache Neocolor II Pastels
Bockingford 200lb not