Friday, 9 December 2016

November

 This is a pot decorating the shelves of a Polish coffee bar,and the latest challenge by Paint and Draw together.
Thought the pot needed a little something extra!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

September

This was the only oil painting I did this time . The other paintings were all water colour, some with pen added some not.
Murs
Murs
Saignon
St Saturnin-les-Apt
Venasque

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

August

Jacobs sheep and lambs.White sheep with black lambs with a white topknot.

Monday, 6 June 2016

June 2016


 Half way through the year already!    The first two paintings are challenges from Paint and Draw Together, one oil one in pastel.
This is a picture I painted while I was waiting for the next challenge to be posted. I quite like the effect of the sun catching the little group as they played.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

A NEW YEAR 2016

I cant't believe how quickly the year is already progressing. I took a little longer to finish this picture than I meant to , so January has already passed by.
It is February , cold and sometimes grey so a little Provence sunshine was in order.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

OCTOBER 2015 CHALLENGE

I have had a lot of trouble with my back since returning from France ,but was determined to try the Paint and Draw challenge,which I enjoyed painting and distracted me from time to time.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

September 2015 Provence

We were in Provence for two weeks in September. At first I tried using chalk pastels. I bought a box of five colours, which was a little limiting but a good exercise.
This is a study in some ochre woods.




This picture I did in both chalk pastel and in oils. I had a much greater range of oil colours but working in pastels is much freer.

Working in oil I put in more detail . The range of colour was obviously much better.

The sketches below were completed on the few days we had some rain.








DIFFERENT MEDIA

DIFFERENT MEDIA
Pen & Wash French Chateau

oil- the 'wobbly bridge' london

an attempt at the girl with the pearl earring-oil