Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
The first is the Clergy House .
I do have some more references of the village which I will paint when I have time.
Monday, 11 August 2014
My back is still playing up so I was not able to do as much art as I would have liked.
My husband and I went to Provence for a two week painting holiday. It was frustrating because I felt unable to concentrate properly on the subjects,but had a small sketch book with me. I did some pen and wash studies.
This was the view out of our bedroom, rooftops with interesting tiles of many colours.
A view of the church at Jucas,a sunny day casting dark shadows.
Next a day at Sault, and time to enjoy the scene around the restaurant.
The Tour de France went by the end of our road,how lucky. First there were the sponsors,making a carnival atmosphere of the event, before the cyclists came wizzing through.
A church tower at Roussillon, i'm afraid I didn't get the whole tower in, a dip day when concentration was lacking.
A scene of the market at St.Saturnin, we had coffee and watched as the stalls got busier as time went on.
It was a loverly holiday, just wished I had felt more up for it.
Friday, 23 May 2014
While waiting for the challenges to be set, I painted this picture in oils of a lovely summer day. It made me feel quite summery.
This is the challenge by A Day not Wasted,of a scene in Kenya.
Paint and Draw together offered this challenge of a beautiful slipper orchid. For this I did a pastel drawing.
I have had a bad sciatic pain which has been getting worse. I'm on my back more than on my feet, so oils or watercolour have been out of the question.This study was also the challenge put to us by Lela of Paint and Draw Together.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
The challenge from Paint and Draw Together was both colourful and complex. The carpet and rugs were beautiful but needed someone to appreciate them, so what better than a sleepy puppy.
A Day Not Wasted (above) was a picture from outside a Dublin pub.
The challenges for this year have been rather slow in coming, so I have put January and February together.
Also the challenge of painting donkeys just didn't work. It was a subject I really looked forward to painting but I was not happy with my efforts. I think at some stage I will come back and make another attempt.