Posted on November 24, 2018
The autumn is coming to a close – in parts of the UK, the winter has begun even… Here in Leicestershire, it’s all gone a bit dark and gloomy, damp and murky… So to cheer up a bit, here’s a reminder of the Tour de France, and one of my favourite subjects, a lovely long peloton following a lovely winding road – all sunshine, trees and peace, what could be better?
Have a good weekend, and if you have sunshine and your bike, go out enjoy them while you can! 🙂
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Posted on March 3, 2013
The winter in Britain this year has been exceptional, one of the worst in recent memory. This week we’ve seen farmers desperately trying to rescue their sheep and cattle, buried deep in snow drifting over the hedges where they sought shelter. Where the sun breaks through there is a slow thaw, but in the hedgerows it hangs on. The nights have been crystal clear and bitter cold with bright moonlight. The clocks change to British Summer Time tonight but the summer seems a very long way off. Last night, the moon called me at 3 o’clock and as always, lured me into getting my paints out. The white snow line under hedge was still bright, like the moon. Here’s my painting:
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Posted on February 1, 2013
Well, what a change? The thaw came fast and strong with winds and rain! All the snow gone overnight. The surprise came on Monday when I discovered what I thought was a dead goldfish in our garden pond, was alive – just! I think he became trapped in the ice and too cold. I put him in some pondwater in a bowl in the shed and drew him. He looked very sad. However, he survived the night and looked much brighter the next day. I’m glad to say that this morning he was so much improved that I put him back in his real home and he’s been swimming with his fellows all day. Here are some drawings:
Posted on January 25, 2013
This week the weather steadied – snow bedded deep and days were cold. The whiteness is wearing and we’re all tired. I ventured out to meet my friend Sheila who was painting nearby, but mostly continued work in the garden. Along with my usual pen and watercolour, I changed to oil paint on board for the first time in a long while. I felt that I needed paint with substance to convey the scene. I made four small paintings of our trees, birds and hedgerow at the end of the garden next to the field, making wilder marks as I became increasingly cold… Brrr!!! Here are my paintings and drawings:
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All pictures shown are original drawings or paintings.
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