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Watercolour Fox


Continuing with my woodland animal theme, I finished my Fox.

For my next painting, I have two photos I really like a squirrel or a stag. The stag is within a landscape, & the squirrel is standing on a fence post. Both involve painting the whole body, so a different challenge, that will push me forwards, as I regain my practice.

Any suggestions dear readers stag or squirrel.


Sunrise over Lindesfarne


Here’s my version of sunrise over Lindesfarne in watercolour. This morning I painted along to Mathew Palmer’s free live workshop from the society for all artists, from the comfort of my own home. Great instructions, easy to follow.  Not a bad painting for a couple of hours. They have other previous workshops so I might be tempted to try another. 

Tulips & coffee cake

Tulips & coffee cake

Yesterday I tried my hand at painting flowers, I have aquired several lovely books on painting  flowers. It has given me the chance to buy more paint -yea & I’ be tried my new lift out brushes, I brought some lift out medium to paint on first, but in my haste I forgot to use it! I remembered while trying to lift out the paint. 

Trying out those new paints (& some old ones)

I’ve been attempting to be gluten  free , it’s been about 3 weeks now, picking my way through what I can eat or not. I am feeling much better for it.  Getting the hang of gluten free cooking had been a little hit & miss. Kate from our SAL group helped me out with some recipes to try. Here’s the first result. 

One rather yummy coffee cake! I made one change to Kate’s recipe & added chocolate butter icing instead of coffee. 

Thanks so much Kate, it was lovely to have real cake. 

Rowing boats


This painting has been hanging around on my drawing board for a while, waiting for me to do the boats. It’s my first effort at them , although the third one from the top looks like it’s sinking, now I look at it in the photo. Oh well! Perhaps some flowers next as its getting summer like.