Tuesday, 30 June 2009


Started with 10 minute sketches and I think this poor specimen must have put me off, because from then I concentrated on the head and shoulders for the rest of the day!

These two will probably be used for paintings in my 'Hats' series!

These two oil sketches are in the wrong order, the first, taking all afternoon (!), (1 1/2 hrs really, but more gossiping than painting I know), the second done in the half hour before lunch. Both of which need a lot of tweeking.

I do feel that I didn't do very well, and have vowed to spend the time at HAS better focussed in future.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Extra Helpings

Sorry, not HAS! I went along, last evening, to a local art club, St Germans, and found a welcoming, warm, busy atmosphere. Everyone had brought along something to do, be it flowers, photos of landscapes or cats or dogs, and then there was me, who asked permission to sketch the artists at work. I got a jolly nice, interested, response, both to the request, and to the results.
I started with carbon pencil, and hated it. So I changed to charcoal..........much better, far quicker to get a result and much more managable.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Fantastic Day!

I actually got to Hertford Art Society on Saturday, it took two hours to get there from my new home, a 7 o'clock start by train! It was well worth the effort as I had a fantastic day. It followed the usual format, but as we got there early I sketched a fellow artist geting her caffeine fix!
Enjoy! And happy painting!