Drawing, Painting, Retouching

My ten year old granddaughter, Imogen sent me these drawings by e-mail yesterday. I think her line, her shading, and her composition are exceptional. Today we had a visit from another artist, in the form of John Jones making one of his occasional paintings of the garden. The day was seriously hot and humid asContinue reading “Drawing, Painting, Retouching”

Shadows On The Paper

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THE TWO SINGLE PIECES OF ARTWORK CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. When our friend John Jones visited to paint and draw in ourContinue reading “Shadows On The Paper”

Plein Air Painting

A BT engineer spent most of the morning with us. He found a fault in the line up the street, a faulty hub and possibly a faulty TV Box. The good news is that this was all the provider’s equipment, so we will not have to pay £130 for the privilege. The engineer would putContinue reading “Plein Air Painting”

An English Country House

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Yesterday I featured a porcelain restoration class held at Fulbeck Hall. http://www.visitoruk.com/Grantham/fulbeck-hall-C567-AT215.html tells us that ‘Fulbeck Hall is a fine country house dating from the early 17th-century, but largely rebuilt in 1733 by Francis Fane whose family had lived there since 1632. The house, now a GradeContinue reading “An English Country House”

“An Artist In My Greenhouse”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This week we have enjoyed three fine days. Tomorrow with also be fine. Today it drizzled most of the time. This, however, did not phase John Jones, an artist friend who had planned to depict the garden and was duly delivered by Paul Clarke this morning. JohnContinue reading ““An Artist In My Greenhouse””

Ramadan

Somewhat against the clock, Jackie sped me to Southampton airport early this morning for a trip to Sigoules. The reason for the haste was that once again there had been a problem with the on-line check-in and I anticipated the same difficulties as last time when, because my surname had been registered as JohnKnight, theContinue reading “Ramadan”