Saturday Night Sketch

Saturday Night Sketch
Saturday Night Sketch

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Boat House 2

"Everyone must have felt that a cheerful friend is like a sunny day,which sheds its brightness on all around; and most of us can,as we choose,make of this world either a palace or a prison."

Quote by John Lubbock (English biologist and politician).

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Blue Rose

This last week was dominated by blue flowers for a wedding and I could'nt resist holding onto one to paint.Apparently they stand them in blue ink to get them this colour,I tried finding a bottle of ink locally and it was mission impossible.The world has changed!!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Boat House

This is a scene from our local park and the small building used to house boats that we could hire out on the lake.I don't know why but they don't allow anyone on the lake a guess health and safety people might have something to do with it.Anyway as usual after a break from painting its always a joy to get back in the swing of things doing something I love and maybe be successful at day ...hopefully sooner rather than later. : )

Monday, 27 June 2011

Everything Blue

.This last week I have been arranging flowers and baking cakes for a wedding that took place last night.I hope to get back to painting soon.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Lakeside Goose

Its so good to be painting again,I enjoyed every minute I spent on this painting.This goose decided to stretch his wings just as I had my camera ready.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Strawberries and Cream

I hav'nt been able to paint much these days ,there's alot going,kids exams , get the picture.Anyway I know this is supposed to be an art blog but cakes are creative too.This one I made for a friend as a surprise and I thoroughly enjoyed the best part which is going mad with the decoration.Its a vanilla sponge with fresh strawberries and fresh cream.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Wise Owl

I've been eyeing this cute little ceramic owl at our local museum shop and finally I could'nt resist.

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: first,by reflection,which is noblest;second,by imitation,which is easiest;and third,by experience,which is the most bitter."
 Confucius Quotes

Thursday, 9 June 2011

A Pear and some Strawberries

I've finally managed to paint this composition.I'm not entirely happy with it but it's such a relief to be painting again and that is a reward in itself. : )

Friday, 3 June 2011

A Pear and some Strawberries

Something I used to do alot as a teenager was carry a sketch book and just draw.I find this very relaxing and good practice,especially since these days I have not been able to find the time to paint.