Monthly Archives: January 2013
I wasn’t in tune with my watercolours tonight- just didn’t quite work, but all practice helps. Apart from forgetting my large paper, I’ve been told to give my paintbox a good clean as my colours are too murky, which I … Continue reading
A bright and warming aspect of January each year is that this is when Seville oranges are in season. I always make it into marmelade, and spent this morning preparing my annual batch. It felt particularly warming with the snow … Continue reading
The first of my Saturday attempts at the “Illustration Friday” weekly topic, this time: myth. As everywhere is covered in snow, I wanted to incorporate that. I also only wanted to use 5 minutes. The result is…
It’s snowy & absolutely freezing at the moment – the windchill is huge & I feel like I’m on top of a mountain in the Alps skiing rather than in Suffolk right now. So my thoughts are turning towards keeping … Continue reading
No chance to draw with pen or paper today, but I did manage this impression of a lamppost on the Embankment while driving past, so a bit wobbly, but great to be able to do something in the car.
Just a quick drawing of what’s in front of me today.
I want to try & experiment with patterns this year – something I haven’t really done before. Having spent the last couple of days drawing chillies & peppers, these seemed a good place to start. Hopefully this will be another … Continue reading
So I had my first watercolour art class of term tonight. I haven’t done one for a couple of years and am glad I’ve gone back as I’ve forgotten a lot! First we practiced some washes – very helpful as … Continue reading
We’ve had a weekend of cooking up supplies for the cold nights ahead. First I used up an over-order of bananas by making banana bread. Then we’ve made squash soup & chilli con carne. I had to chop up some … Continue reading