Wednesday, 20 August 2014


When I don't have the time to sit and start a full painting, I fill my sketch books.  Pretty soon, I'll have to make a decision about what's going to be painted and what will sit and wait for another day.

I don't often sketch men, but I did fancy doing a picture of Odin and his two Ravens Huggin and Munnin.  These crows make me smile a lot as they're looking a bit dippy!  The one on the right is trying real hard to be a Tucan, while Odin resembles a grumpy Gandalf!  I like the layout though and when I get my problems sorted with the paper stretching I'll probably have a go at this one.

Meanwhile, I'm working on some new horse portraits and hope to get those share soon.  Have a good week blog-friends :D

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Sketching and stuff!

I've been sketching and scribbling this week. Here are a few that are ok to share :D

Crows will be featuring a lot soon, I love their rude and  rowdy manners.  We have a lot in my village!
Some exotic styled cats.  I need to do more!
Moomin was good enough to pose for me again.  I love drawing feet!
In the woods, one of our regular pathways was blocked by this poor tree.  I've been watching it for months, not realising how deep the decay had settled!  A strong wind was all that was needed to tear it in half.  I doubt that it will survive as the rot is creeping into the live half!
Moomin and Manchee at the beach on our first cool day!
The Supermoon!  Not a great picture but as good as my phone could manage :D
Now it's back to the sketchbooks :D

Monday, 4 August 2014

Mving forward.

Of course that's the only way we can really go after all! Sometimes I may feel like I'm going backwards, but it's actually about learning new skills and that takes time!  I've enjoyed playing with different techniques, learnt what I'm good at and what needs more work, but now it's time to settle and get some real marks on the paper!

I adore playing with gold and silver leaf, so there will be more of that to come and I have a new printer, so bookmarks will be appearing soon.

Thank you to everyone who takes the time to visit and comment, it's good to know I'm not just talking to an empty void :D

Friday, 1 August 2014


As my last post was going backwards, I think this post should be about how many different directions I go in!!!

This week I've tried different styles and formats, discovered what makes me happy and what gives me a real headache!  What I've learnt is that I need a cohesion to my art and direction.  Not quite sure how that will come about, any ideas???  I'm half tempted to scrap it all and start again!!!