Monday, 8 November 2010

At the moment I am enjoying the challenges of two art sites - Studio Atelier and now  - Paint and Draw Together . It is really nice to feel involved with other artists, and not out there by ones-self .

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Paint and Draw Together Challenge - October

October challenge - painted in oils
This is the second May challenge (it's every three weeks).I don't usually like squirrels as we have some grey ones at home and they strip the wahlnut tree of all the nuts every year,so i have made this one a little bit browner.
May challenge - Red winged blackbird.Worked in pastel.May-be a little more work on the background without taking the focus off the main subjects.
April challenge - the two cherries.These i did in pastel,and felt much better about this attempt.
March challenge -the red rose. I did this as a water colour, but not very satisfied with it.There was a lot of black in the original reference ,that i found daunting, and the rose became very heavy.Oh well press on to the next challenge !
This was a challenge I really enjoyed , and only stopped because I ran out of paper . If I had not I would have ended up with the whole kitchen!!!

  January 2011. This challenge was the only one I attempted that was not a building , and I worked in watercolour - no pen this time .
It is a Monach Butterfly.
December challenge 2 - Pearls
 December - Orange/Red Rose
November -  Pomegranate
October - Lemons and Flower


Pen & Wash French Chateau

oil- the 'wobbly bridge' london

an attempt at the girl with the pearl earring-oil