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February 2013

Hamish goes to Parliament

......and so do I. On Thursday hubby and I are off to London to see Hamish hanging in the Houses of Parliament in an exhibition organised by Art2Artz owner Eileen Schaff. The exhibition will showcase island artwork including mine! Hamish had to be transferred to canvas as no framed works were allowed but he looks quite happy with the situation. Well as happy as h[...]


This portrait was always going to be a challenge as there were no close up photos of Indie and no chance of getting any more as, sadly she is no longer with us. I scanned the photograph in at really hight resolution and blew it up. This is where we are right now. This is how not to draw when you are right handed - going from right to left but I had to make sure I[...]

Indie Sketch

Two blogs in one day! I promised I would post the start of this portrait today and I have. It nearly didn't happen because of a pencil crisis. Sometimes when you go to use a pencil it just breaks and breaks until you have nothing left! That happened today and I had to check my reserves for another one. Luckily there was one there and the crisis was over so there i[...]

Frosty Part One

On Sunday I headed out with my camera to see if I could catch a glimpse of the new white lioness at Isle of Wight zoo. Her name is Frosty and she is the half sister of Casper the wonderful white lion I drew a couple of years ago. Remember him? Well his sister is just as beautiful......if a little shy. After my last experiment with mixed media I thought[...]

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