Charcoal drawing developed from a mini sketch done on site. There is our ‘leader’ Gordon a bit peeved everyone is late. There was no way to see the reportedly lovely garden and chateau behind the wall but the village had lots of delights and far-reaching views. Image size 17.5×12.5 inches.
A charcoal drawing based loosely on a glimpse into a below street level window in a small French town. How fascinating are these momentary views of other people and their lives! Image size 14×11.5 inches.
A charcoal drawing. Entirely imaginary. Image size 12×11.5 inches.
Washed out at Daddy’s River
A fun charcoal drawing done in response to the challenge in a group activity on the subject of ‘flood’. It is an imagined portrayal of an actual event when a swollen stream washed away a camping holiday. Image size 13×14.5 inches.
A charcoal drawing made from imagination but the theme is based on a childhood memory. Where are you now, Peter Barrow? Thank you for collecting the glow-worms. Image size 15×11.5 inches.
The Library Reading Group
A charcoal drawing made from imagination but based on real events. Discussion groups of any kind attract a variety of personalities! Image size 15×14 inches.
A charcoal drawing completed on the spot. Image size 12×17.5 inches.
I love yellow! Especially set off by blue. This water media painting on absorbent paper has layers of watercolour both transparent and opaque. Image size 7.5 inches square approximately.
A painting I’m fond of and have on the screen of one of my ancient laptops. Various children have asked if I painted it and how I did it. Well, you just get some very absorbent paper, drop colours on it, wait for it to dry, drop more colour and repeat! Then, if you haven’t made a hole or got it a horrible colour, you think of a name. Image size 7.5 inches square approximately.
This abstract collage was made with papers decorated with monotype. It would be impossible to reproduce any of the patterned papers exactly. The lightweight papers take the colour in unpredictable ways. The scraps have been stuck to heavy watercolour paper with acid-free adhesive. The title reminds me of a book my father owned called The Golden Road to Samarkand by James Elroy Flecker – the name always fascinated me as a child. Image size approximately 10×9 inches.
This is one of the paintings in my print on demand shop.