Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Finally... grand new 2015 everyone

Been running around with visitors and chores and such.

Only now getting round to kicking off this year's efforts.


Let's hope it's a good year for inspiration and effort.

Saw the Late Turner the other day. You can't help but be inspired by the sheer volume of work he was producing. The guy must have got up, painted, ate, painted, ate, painted and slept. ( and occasionally shagged the poor house keeper if the film 'Mr Turner' was anything to go by ) Anyone devoting that much effort to something has got to generate wonder.  Then again his ability and reputation created a world where he could do that, and wasn't distracted by the effort of family, or details. 

And his blue is sublime.

Go see it if you can.

Happy new year. 

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Hope you had a good one.

Last few days of the year now...


Face to the future, eyes clear, into the winds.

Monday, 22 December 2014

More snug folk

Sounds like characters from Middle Earth or something. No, just people wrapped up against the cold.



On their smart phones of course.

Over the term of running this blog the smart phone has gone from a novelty to remark about when seen to something everyone now spends every waking second staring at. Mankind has evolved these past five years, I have seen it happen.


Sunday, 21 December 2014

Swathed in the scarves of winter

It's like we all have these art nouveau swirls permanently wrapped around our necks these winter days.











Saturday, 13 December 2014

Laying in red


Not 100% sure about this. Some good things happening, but some less good as well.

The model was laying on a red shawl so I let the colour bleed across the whole drawing.

Pleased with the head, but odd spinal shift happening further down the body. 

But learning for stuff.



Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Messerschmitt Bf 109

Had to look up it's exact name.


Not brilliant and had several goes at the tail and still not right, but an interesting subject to try.

I like how it's guns are in what look like duck nostrils in the nose. 

This one is in the RAF museum in Hendon.  Went there for a day of sketching with Mark, an engineer and certified airplane nut who filled the day with facts and histories and stuff I didn't know. and now do. 

A good companion for a good day.

Never...

...sneeze with a mouth full of porridge !