Saturday, October 25, 2008

River studies

I decided to do ink drawings from the photos I took of the river the other week. I want to do a set of three for the upcoming Eynsham Arts Group exhibition next month.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Mona Lucy

Her eyes are following me round the studio today! Blocked in the hands and glazed the face again so she is less greenish. ....still a work in progress but an interesting project nevertheless, trying to get an 'old' oil paint feel with acrylic.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gabriel's Wharf

Is one of my most favourite places to visit in London. I've been lucky enough to go here many times and each time is always a delight. Such a mix of people, street entertainment, refreshing art, unusual design and quirky architecture...all under the gaze of Saint Pauls Cathedral and the OXO Tower.

This is a work in progress ( I am dabbling with colours) so this is merely felt tip and ink pen at the moment. I'm not sure yet how its going to finish up. For some reason this pic is much more washed out than the original version - I want to use deep deep coours but I obviously have yet to come to grips with the new camera phone...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Messing about on the river..

Such a gorgeous day yesterday. We went out on a boat with friends and just pottered along the river between Bablockhythe and Swinford. Its been some time since I blew the dust off my 'good' digital SLR and I thought I would tke the opportunity to take some shots with the potential view of garnering some watercolour ideas. Lucky for me the river was relatively calm as its hard to stand and take pics whilst bobbing up and down!

Send in the clowns...

I am often asked to facepaint at kids parties and for once, I got to face paint at my own as it was M's birthday. Me and Mr C dressed up as clowns to entertain for the afternoon, and clowns don't come complete without custard pies do they?

Friday, October 10, 2008


Been creative in the kitchen rather than the studio today. It's M's birthday party tomorrow hence the cake. I used a mixture of sponges to make the body held together with cocktail sticks, marshmallows for eyes, and Toblerone for spikes. Green icing does not come off dog fur very easily though.....

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I know I really shouldn't mention the 'C' word in October. But I have been painting a card design today. Its just short of A4 in size on canvas paper and painted in acrylic, and the plan is to produce cards and postcards from it. Of course the original is for sale if anyone is interested, just email me.