Update - 29th January 2021
She says, 'Inspired by Sally T's pheasant I took to my inks and watercolour paints to produce these three pictures of a pheasant, hare and peacock.
I was also inspired to start on my portrait. The first this pencil drawing. I have now started on an oil.'
Great colours, Sally, and a terrific likeness.
I have started to write the story of his adventures - watch this space...
And if you have a story to share, send it to me for inclusion here.
We had a very full Zoom this morning - but always room for more. It is lovely to see those who haven't been seen for a while, and have a bit of a catch-up. There are still lots of you out there who could just drop a line or two to the blog for us all to hear how you have weathered the year. While I am on the subject of catch-up, Eileen Walsh has added a Gallery page this week, and Carolyn has had hers updated. Links a bit later on.
'The last one is a stretch of the River Dove and an unnamed tributary, in Acrylic, the grass, reeds and bush really were that bright. I probably should continue working on it, but I think I’ve had enough of snow scenes!'
I especially like the reflections in the water.
Here is Carolyn's version of that same still life. She has cleverly solved the problem of the unknown object by using the figure and not the box. Carolyn has updated her Gallery page, and you can see the new page HERE.
Avril used linocut for her interpretation of the still life from last week. The black one was done first, then yellow with extra cuts, then red and finally she put black over the yellow and red.
She says, 'I think I should have left the eyes, face in black, still I can put in eyes afterwards.'
The use of this medium for this subject seems to me to be a perfect marriage.
Eileen got in touch this week to arrange to have a Gallery page added to the website. You can see the result HERE. If you haven't already done this, you should think about showcasing your work on the website, and if you have a page, look at it and decide whether it still reflects the work you do.
Get in touch if you want changes made.
To accompany the images she said, 'In 1880 there was a brick works at Cranley Green ,Eye. The photos are of Abbey Bridge and round the back of the old gas works ( from the playing field).Many of the cottages in Eye have brick facades from this time covering up the timber frames.We have narrow 400 year old bricks as well as stone from the Abbey in the inglenook. I love painting the distortions and reflections in glass and Hellebores and lettering.'
I hope all of you do too. If you want a larger version for printing etc., you can download below.