Monday, 19 October 2009

watercolour sketchbooks, Day 1

I'm doing an Open College of the Arts course and the final project is a series of pictures on a theme.  I've toyed with lots of ideas. At the moment I'm thinking I will give up the pencils for a week and just paint in my sketchbook. This is day one, cars in the carpark at work. It was cold outside so I sat in my car to do this (and it meant I didn't have to explain myself to my work colleagues)

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Soweto Choir

Friend's fiance struck down by the flu so I was invited to see the Soweto Choir last night. I must admit I would never have gone to see them of my own accord but they were lovely, a real spectacle with the dance and colour and light.(and the music was great!) I took my sketchbook but it was too dark(and too visualy absorbing) to draw.

I looked at an image on the internet to draw this to keep the evening in my mind, then manipulated it with the computer to get the second image which I quite like.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

life classes for cat lovers...........................

Sue was found abandoned in a cardboard box. She had a litter of kittens the night we bought her home and we kept one, the very excentric Barney.               This evening she has been doing the feline equivalent of life classes with a series of short poses..................