Monthly Archives: March 2013

The avocets are coming

Lightened the background and started the avocets. Coming along ok. 2.5 hours today.

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Emerging Avocets

I had a good stint at my avocet painting today. I hope my study helped, although it still took me a few attempts to draw them again, they’re not the easiest things to draw! It took me a few attempts … Continue reading

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Enjoying the HCBs

Look good, taste good!

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Hot cross buns

Easter has really started – we’ve been eating mini eggs, Eccles cake, and I made my hot cross buns. I always make them wholemeal which I think is really tasty and they are still fluffy. This year for the first … Continue reading

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Boiled eggs

I had boiled eggs for breakfast and it’s nearly Easter, so this seemed the right subject for today.

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Avocet study

I’m planning to use some of the extra time off over Easter to do a copy of an avocet painting I like. The original is square (see top left of photo below) but my canvas is rectangular, so I thought … Continue reading

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Windswept tree

I saw a lot of very distinctive windswept trees on the Sussex cliffs and South Downs this weekend, and wanted to try and capture the shape here.

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Beachy Head

I ran a marathon along the Seven Sisters cliffs and Beachy Head on the Sussex Coast yesterday, so had lots of time to absorb and admire the views. I found this picture of Beachy Head online and did a quickish … Continue reading

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Very quick sketch of tree silhouette out of the window.

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Tonight I’m following the sketchbook tip in my book of (a) finding something in my home and (b) concentrating on an aspect of it.

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