La Course, Champs-Élysées, by Maxine Dodd

A wider perspective

Hello! I’ve been out and about a bit this week, including a visit to a local art group where we were looking at composition using a panorama. I think it’s a wonderful format which can be used for many subjects. It allows scope for storytelling, (the Bayeux Tapestry being one of the earliest and largest examples) cartoons and film all use the format – and you can do interesting things by turning it up on its end. Many cameras and phones offer a panorama setting these days, so it’s fun to try some. Have a lovely weekend! Here are some of my panoramas:

Ballet, art, Pas de deux by Maxine Dodd, watercolour, pen and ink with gouache


Hello! Starting the new year with a little experiment that shows a  sequence of four stages in the making of one small mixed media painting. Wishing you the very best for 2016! Here are my drawings…

Ian Bibby blows the rest away! Tour of Britain, Stage 2, by Maxine Dodd

Thank you!

Hello! Today, WordPress contacted me to say that over 1,000 people have signed up to follow ‘Racing Lines’. This is wonderful news and I wish to thank everyone. Your ‘follows’ are very much appreciated. With warmest wishes, Maxine

Much-loved Schmincke HORADAM® watercolours My much-loved Schmincke HORADAM® watercolours and Rotring ArtPen

So much in three years…

Hello!  I wanted to write a post of thanks to readers of ‘Racing Lines’, as it is three years since it began. In that short time, I have been amazed and delighted by the response. I now have the honour of one of my posts being featured on ‘Freshly Pressed’. Creating a blog has been a wonderful experience and the outcomes more than I could possibly have imagined.  Thanks very much indeed!