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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Completed painting...

Well, I got the painting finished from the previous posts video


"Sailing in at Sunset"

Added this to a canvas - completed with clear wax medium to protect the gouache
I'll be putting this little beauty on my shop 


Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Anne Hathaway's cottage (she was something to do with Shakespeare)!

Here I've used the inside cover page of my Fabriano Classico5 sketchbook.  The paper is very thin, but had a nice grey tone, so thought I would use it.  This is a quick Gouache sketch of Anne Hathaway's cottage.  One point I would make is that this kind of subject lends itself to be 'fairly realistic', however, I always feel it comes over very "Chocolate Box Art"....any opinions out there?

Friday, 11 January 2019

Urban sketching in Cornwall

We've been there before and decided to take a few days again in Lostwithiel

Knowing I would be taking my sketching/painting gear with me, I put out the question to one of the Groups I belong to on Facebook - South Cornwall Sketchclubs

If you don't ask you don't find out and fortunately I wasn't disappointed.  
I've always thought there are people out there wanting to sketch in company, they only need to be asked.

As I wasn't totally familiar with places (indoors as it is January), I was reliant on suggestions and 
Suzannah Ford from the sketch group agreed that the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Garden Centre would be a good place.
It was definitely too cold for sketching outside and we were really lucky to get seating in front of the log fire in the restaurant.  

The staff were great, they came round to see if we needed anything and left us to happily sketch and draw for a couple of hours.

Suzannah's painting on the left - mine on the right

and the Carrot cake was delicious - beyond delicious in fact Yum!

Gouache in moleskine sketchbook 12" x 9"

I will definitely be asking sketch groups again when we are away - no doubt there will be fellow sketchers out there happy to join in.

footnote:   Suzannah - Really nice to have met you.


Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Decorated Christmas trees galore

Wonderful visit to @dunstercastle yesterday. Lovely to see all the decorated Christmas trees throughout, plus a complimentary glass of sherry to toast the festive season.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

(I’ll be back to blogging in the New Year)

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

New listings on my Etsy shop

Two Miniature ACEO paintings
                          Art & Collectables

also listed are Two larger artworks

This one of William on the beach
measures  12" x 9" inches (approx. 30.48 x 22.86cm) 
and is painted on heavy watercolour paper 140lb. rough

In a Quiet Harbour
measures 14" x 10" inches (approx. 35.56 x 25.4cm) 
This Mixed Media piece is also on heavy watercolour paper 140lb 


Sunday, 9 December 2018

Silly old blogger!

Well Blogger is still playing up on my Mac. 😟 Anyone else having this issue?

The Comments you leave me, I can add okay  So please keep them coming.

The daft thing is, I cannot Respond to those Comments on my computer, I have to find my iPhone and reply to you from there, but sometimes I get side tracked down a rabbit hole, as we all do online!     ðŸ‡ðŸ‡ðŸ‡

Please forgive me if I don’t always Respond to your Comments, but at least you'll know I have read them > added them to the blog  ❤️

ann xx

Friday, 7 December 2018

Recent paintings

It's been nearly a month since I stopped long enough to add a blogpost here!!!!   Where does the time go.    Anyway, now I'm here I won't chat, just add some of the paintings I've been busy with.

Adding the paintings here makes me realise why I didn't have time to add a blogpost til now....

Happy Painting


Sunday, 11 November 2018



1914 -1918

The photo was taken in France, so that's French soil you see,
and that building obviously suffered from the effects of war
along with hundreds of lives.
I find it incredible that my GreatGrandad survived all that
and I was lucky enough to have known him.

He returned from France to continue his work as jockey/Head Lad at a Racing stables until his eventual retirement.

To say I'm proud of him is an understatement.

Posted on this blog:  11.11.18 @ 11.OO

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