Birthday Suit

I was just reading in Katy Hessel’s new book, that it was not until the end of the nineteenth century that women were allowed to study the nude from life. I’m so thankful to live in times when we all have so many opportunities. It’s better for all of us! Published 2022

Morning Coffee

It’s amazing what you find in charity shops/thrift stores- beautiful vintage ceramics. Definitely for use, not display! These are from the 1930’s – they are crying out to be used! So I do, and they inspire me to draw. 🙂

Resistance

What happens when colour resists the surface because of another material? I thought I’d have a go and see! I got some bleach and dribbled it on the paper, then splodged some watercolour of varying consistencies over it, and this is the result. I like the random pattern it created – some flicks of colour,Continue reading “Resistance”

DIY art – in the pink

The title of a poem by David Whyte got me started: Everything is Waiting for You. So I looked around to see what was waiting around the house: emulsion paint from the decorating, filler used to fill in holes, plastic from grocery tubs, tissue paper from a purchase. And then I played! Added a touchContinue reading “DIY art – in the pink”

Live line sketching

What fun it is making some quick sketches in real time, and with subjects who keep moving! A Mum had taken her two little children to catch crabs at a quay side. I was high above, sipping coffee, and got out my sketch book! Looking for the main shape and drawing it quickly was required,Continue reading “Live line sketching”