Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Approaching Rain ~ Daily Sketch 06/01/2015

Approaching Rain - Watercolour

I decided to leave the boats out of this view as they seemed to interfere with the simple composition of sky/marsh/water. 

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Marshes in the Fog ~ Daily Sketch 04/01/2015

Marshes in the Fog - Watercolour + Pencil

Today's effort in the freezing fog, I could see almost nothing and lasted a wimpy 10 minutes but at least made some marks on paper.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

The Old Lady Mug ~ Daily Sketch 03/01/2015

The 'Old Lady Mug' ~ Watercolour & Pencil

This old fashioned floral mug has been in service in our house for about 20 years. I can't actually remember how we came by it, I have always loved the blue floral design and the completely circular handle, it holds just the perfect amount too.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Simon 'Golly' Gamble 17/01/1967 - 02/01/2014 ~ Daily Sketch 02/01/2015

Simon 'Golly' Gamble 
17/01/1967 - 02/01/2014 

It's a year ago today that this fine man passed away, a good man. Golly always made me smile and left me feeling better for having been in his company. 

Thursday, 1 January 2015

01/01/2015 New Year's Day. 'View Towards the Packing Shed' ~ DailySketch

First day of the new year brings damp, windy, grey conditions to our island, however I start as I mean to go on with a watercolour sketch. From the window of my studio I can see the choppy, cold creek emptying but there is an almost complete absence of colour.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Custard Cream ~ Daily Sketch 05/02/2014

Today's sketch, the ubiquitous custard cream. Nicey and Wifey  say of this great British biscuit barrel staple "with it's baroque detailing the Custard Cream defies us to pin it down to any particular period of history. It is tempting to think that it was knocking around in the sixteenth century, it's ornate swirls providing the muse for such great artists as Rubens or Caravaggio, as they nibbled on one over a late morning cuppa."