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Welcome to my crafting blog - I hope you enjoy looking at my work.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

First watercolour picture

This is the first watercolour picture that I started in my class and actually finished. 

Sketching while in Australia

While I was in Australia I did a few sketches.

Perth - skyline from the quayside 

Cairns - from the hotel balcony

Sydney - at Circular Quay

Cooma - on the farm

Friday, 8 January 2016

Sketching at the V&A

Yesterday was my first outing of 2016 to do some sketching, so I took a course with Sketchout to the Victoria & Albert Museum.  These are the two pictures I produced.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Drawing course

I started a drawing and painting course as part of the Bromley Adult Education and it has been going well.   I have tried my hand at pen and ink and I am quite pleased with the results especially with my version of Kevin Spacey.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Cross Stitch - La Casa de Manuel

On a recent visit to Spain I was reminded of the picture I designed and stitched for late sister-in-law's father.   He always wanted a picture that included his name so I made a picture that also showed the house, land, animals not forgetting his tractor too. 

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Sketching in New Malden

As part of the New Malden Arts Festival, yesterday it was a morning called "Paint the town Red".   Basically it meant registering at the Malden Centre and then going off to the High Street to draw, paint, sketch, then return with your image.  

This was mine, drawn in pencil, The New Malden War Memorial. 

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Drawing with watercolour pencils

I had a few days in Boscombe at the Boscombe Spa Hotel as part of the Art Holidays in Dorset.  The accommodation, hospitality and food were really good. 

We met our tutor, Jonathan Newey, on the afternoon of day one where we discussed equipment and what the next couple of days would entail. 

On the first day we used the watercolour pencils on cartridge paper. 

On the second day we used the watercolour pencils on watercolour paper.  We did the drawing then added the colour and used a brush and water to change the effect of the pencils to more of a watercolour painting.  
In the afternoon we went on location to Tuckton, no water used this time. 
On the last morning we did pen and wash picture again using the watercolour pencils.