Wednesday 10 October 2018
Comments Off on Something I Forgot
Cycling to work today, I realised that I’d forgotten to put my lunch (and flask of coffee) in my bag. I’d been so proud about making an early start – and distracted by a backpack full of books that I … Continue reading
Wednesday 18 July 2018
Comments Off on Been There?
If I hadn’t given the game away by putting a caption on the photo and a description directly on the sketch, do you think you would have guessed where it is? I don’t think there is enough information to make … Continue reading
Wednesday 27 June 2018
Comments Off on Parking Bicycles
For today’s 30x30DirectWatercolor2018 painting, I’ve gone for an abstract reworking of an old photo of mine: The original image was taken at Carfax in Oxford at the start of Queens Street not long after I first moved to the city. … Continue reading
Saturday 9 June 2018
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For today’s painting, I took a trip to RSPB Otmoor. I’m pleased with the result but note that it depend a lot on my initial experimentation with colours: I started with trying to match the grey of the sky I … Continue reading
Monday 21 May 2018
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Not me! However, I had my first petrol fill up costing over £50 today. I remember almost reaching that threshold a few years ago and then prices dropped substantially so I never quite got there. However, recent rises, couple with … Continue reading
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Comments Off on Art or Playtime?
This week, I’ve managed to visit a few local Artweeks venues at lunchtime. Yesterday I saw Robin Danley’s paintings at Headington Library, a mixture of bold portraits and a few abstracts. Definitely worth a look although, in the time I … Continue reading
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Comments Off on Purple Haze?
There is a weird, purple cast to the light outside this morning. Before I opened the curtains, the hints round the edge of some of the windows and through the frosted glass on the front door made me wonder if … Continue reading