Watercolour painting, 'Autumn breeze'

Autumn breeze

£275 Original watercolour on paper Image size:  27cm (10.5in) width x height 37cm (14.5in) Available to buy- Click here We’ve had some gorgeous days lately as Autumn comes to a close. The forecast for the weekend promises an icy wind straight from the North Pole – certainly felt a bit colder on my walk just now but the sunshine and blue skies are  beautiful and there’s still warmth in the breeze… at least for today!

Back home…

We have a pheasant, in our village, we call call Philip, who trots about from one garden to another and even takes walks along our street – he is quite a star. I am trying (again!) to capture him crowing which is a wonderful flurry of feathers and sound. Here are a few attempts in ink and also the start of a larger piece which combines ink with acrylic paint, a new combination which I learned recently at a workshop with animal artist, Minnie Teckman http://www.teckmanart.com/ Look her up!

Cat art, Sunday snooze

Sunday snooze

Hello! Time to slow down – The past week has been a bit full on, so to enjoy the company of our cat today is a treat. Recent research says that there are many health benefits from sitting with your cat or dog – they calm, restore and heal. I can’t argue! Sleep on Azlan! 🙂 All the paintings are for sale, unless marked ‘SOLD’. Make a note of the title and press this link… Click to buy Thank you! 🙂  For full details of framing, sizes, payment and more, please visit Picture Info

Across the blue

Primaries

Hello! Progressing quietly through January with time to experiment -it’s nice to return to a medium or technique not used for a while. This time, I rediscovered acrylic paint and palette knives, thinking about landscape. It’s been so dark and grey here lately, that I felt the need for colour too – variations on the primaries, red, yellow and blue. Have a great weekend – Here are my paintings:   To enquire about the pictures, click here… Copyright Maxine Dodd

Little darlings - Stage 8, Maxine Dodd, mixed media drawing

Drawing January: Snowdrops in colour

Hello! Another January drawing, again looking at snowdrops. This little group grow in the yard of our village church. What you see below are the stages of one drawing, Little Darlings. I wanted to use the transition effect to animate the stages a little. The most recent stage (stage 8) appears underneath. I’m nervous of this in some ways – often I see a stage when perhaps it would have been best to stop…Nevertheless, here is my drawing in its underclothes of watercolour up to its top dress in pastel:

Easel by the pond, photograph, Maxine Dodd

Drawing January: Winter and snowdrops

Hello – and a belated Happy New Year! I’ve just come indoors from my first drawing expedition into the garden. I know that’s overstating it, but I do carry so much stuff down from the studio, it feels like I’m going to the North Pole! Weather bright and sunny after a flurry of snow – not like the painted sketches I did last year (or was it the year before?), but certainly, it was chilly! I went down to the pond, where I discovered our first snowdrops. I used large paper and pastel for a change. Here are my drawings and photos from…