Thursday, 4 August 2011
Well here I am again 3 years down the line ........... phew it's been hard ...... :)
Why here and now ...... well I have just joined the UKCPS (UK Coloured Pencil Society) and it seems it helps if you have your own blog ......... so in the depths of my mind I remembered I started this years ago then left it so here we go.
Due to a recent illness and a couple of stays in hospital I found my first love watercolour, a little difficult to continue with so thought I'd try something new and so blew the dust off a set of coloured pencils that had been in the drawer for years.
I purchased a book by Gary Greene and one by Lee Hammond and did the exercises, layering and burnishing curves, apples and pears. Drew noses, ears lips and hair and so now feel ready to explore .......... above is the towel exercise I did from Lee Hammonds book ........... may frame this one for the bathroom.
Sunday, 28 December 2008
Well this is something I never thought I would be doing .......... Blogging :lol:
The title is a reference to me splashing about in watercolour painting,but suppose it could also be a reference to me splashing about on here not knowing what to do .......
Well we have just got Christmas over, and one more party to go to at sister in laws tonight and that's it. We are having a quiet New Year, just going to Joanne and Ian's for a meal.
I have had 2 paintings in the Harris Open Show in Preston and the show finished on Christmas Eve so must go and pick up the paintings on Mon or Tues, otherwise they destroy them.
The above is one of the paintings I showed, it was from a photo from a friend, Doug, of Gondoliers taking a break in Venice.