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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rufus Rags

A new toy for my little dog Kinx and some planning.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Country Palm

Catching up with Nashville and drinking Archers from the new bottle my friends bought me.
It's palm tree guard with a straw keeps the flies out of my tipple!
Love it!
Went for a graphic look with this spread....I love line!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ole Rotten Hat

My beautiful Son, Harry, in his training hat!
My Nan used to use the phrase 'Ole Rotten Hat' when ever we visited her wearing a hat...I like to keep these little traditions up!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016


I've sketched this barn many times a) because I love it b) because it's less than a mile from my home, so it's easy to fit a sketch of it into any busy day!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Colour Me Kinx

A quick sketch of my little Prince and a little colour mixing experiment
...I've just never has the patience for all those little squares.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Rainy Day In The Studio

Pouring down outside, being some what of a sun worshipper, usually it would annoy me but it's good today for a couple of reasons...
Firstly, I've recently planted some veggies and flowers in the garden, so the watering is very welcome.
Secondly, the heat in the studio gets quite unbearable in the afternoons and I have a commission to work on, so the rain has given me the whole day, as opposed to a couple of hours this morning, with good light and a reasonable temperature.
It's been a while since I uploaded a pic of my workspace/studio. I've changed it around a little since my last upload and built a massive cupboard, at the end that joins the dining, room for materials and canvas etc.
It has beautiful rose handles!!!

This meant moving the PC to the far end by the window, which is handy when I'm working from a ref on my NEW easel you can see in the corner there...A little wooden folding table with a big sheet of plastic is my palette. The VERY long desk has gone and I've popped a big mirror up for when I work on self portraits. The white table slides over my plan chest of drawers when I'm not using it making the whole room feel bigger and look much tidier.
My original easel acts as a second drying space for finished wet oils.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Warming My Feet With Home Fires

I love the programme Home Fires and am totally gutted that it seems to have been cut from the schedule after the second season even though it has millions of viewers. Story lines have been left totally in the air and at such 'cliff hanger' moments too! feet too....while sketching the TV pause I decided they looked like interesting subjects!

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Watching the TV show 'Vera' on demand  meant I could stop it and sketch, making a far more appealing spread than the figures I'd sketched earlier from the car park while shopping.

Friday, May 13, 2016


My little cutie is usually wrapped up in a blanket so when he lay still on my knee uncovered I whipped out my sketchbook!