This week in my group “Sketchaway” on Facebook we are starting a “War of the Roses” challenge. Sketching, drawing and painting roses. I will post about my gorgeous roses and my sketches, giving you the opportunity to post up your sketches of roses. I’d love to see...
Golden Section or Golden Ratio is the special ratio found in nature in things like the distribution of leaves on a stem, or the formation of a snail shell. It has long been held that this ratio is especially pleasing to the eye and has aesthetic qualities when applied...
But sometimes the telegraph poles are THE THING! Inspired by driving along the Devon lanes in late summer early evenings, with the light splashing onto the telegraph poles. The effect was created in acrylic on canvas board by first painting the sky and cloud wet into...
To make a brown add any two opposites in the colour wheel. Ie. red and green, blue and orange, or yellow and purple. To make a grey add blue to brown and add some white. This is particularly useful In practice when you want to take the edge off a colour or grey it out...
It was great to visit the Tate Modern, to immerse ourselves in the most avant-garde of art. This didn’t fail to impress! Floating AI sculptures by Anicka Yi, self propelling, floating like jellyfish! Somewhat irksome! Sent from my...
My lovely Smoke trees leaves are turning this wonderful range of colours, pinks, yellows and purples, where’s my paints? Sent from my iPad
I used to hate Christmas Pud and didn’t bother saving space for it……. Until Mary taught me how to make one just likes hers and oh my gosh…. It’s sooooo delicious I always save space!
We had fun prepping for a festive meal. Having family in America it was fun to join in with their celebrations, and it also gave up an opportunity to catch up with our neighbours!
It’s starting to feel Christmassy! The joy of Christmas lights lifted my spirits and the mood changed!
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