Thursday, 28 July 2011

Illustration Friday "Perennial"

Well, I'm not much of a gardener, but I do know that even perennials need a bit of looking after.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Black and White

This week I'm all about black and white and pen and ink.
Here is a selection... there are many,many more to come. I'm dreaming in black and white at the moment!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Illustration Friday "Gesture"

I was very flattered this week, to find myself featured on Beth Niquette's blog under "FATuesday" ( Featured Art Tuesday as an artist who makes her laugh. I can think of no greater complement and so I dedicate this weeks entry for Illustration Friday to you Beth, as a "gesture" of thanks. See what I did there....?

Monday, 18 July 2011

Tea party.

I had a lovely birthday tea party at the weekend. There was plenty of cake, including a fabulous chocolate/berry gateau provided by my friend Wendy, and wonderful flowers and prezzies like this beautiful cat from Jane Cabrera.

The chocolate/berry gateau being appreciated!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

drawing with my eyes shut.

While reading about the death of the artist  Cy Twombly this week, I was interested to learn that he sometimes used the surrealist technique of painting in the dark.
Well, I'm no surrealist but that sounded like fun, so I had a go. Here are a few sketches myself, drawn after looking in the mirror then shutting my eyes......I think I may need to practice.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sunday on the beach

Spent a wonderful day on the beach on Sunday. I let the young and the reckless (not necessarily in that order) take to the waves while I did sedate paddling and sun cream application. I had great intentions of sketching the fabulous scenery but it was just too darn hot. Today it is raining again, so this is just to remind me of how I got sun burnt.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Ilustration Friday "Remedy"

Because a cup of tea with a friend makes everything better. Oh, and cake is also good.