pen and ink drawing

glen canyon revisited

Glen Canyon Study #1 watercolour, pen and ink 13.03.17

Glen Canyon Study #2  Pen and Ink 13.3.17

colourful closeups


Away for a special family celebration this weekend which is why after the recent snowy monochromes I thought I would put a little colour back on thechangingpalette with these colourful closeups of a few paintings that may be familiar to you.

when it’s snowing outside


what’s the matter I 5.12.16


what’s the matter II 5.12.16

Making full use of the 11″ x 15″ cut out centres of my 20″ x 24″ mats,
with the snow silently falling outside the studio.

From Yardwork to Artwork: The Hydrangea Story Part Two


The evolution of today’s image in Part Two of The Hydrangea Story began with the rescue of the remaining hydrangea flowerhead seen in Friday’s yard work gallery featured in Part One.


hydrangea-ix  hydrangea-v hydrangea-iv


Happy Birthday to Joni Mitchell

From Yardwork to Artwork: The Hydrangea Story Part One


Friday’s yardwork, which I hinted at in the Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos, resulted in another artwork afternoon in the studio this weekend. Last May I was trimming a rather unruly photinia which featured in the post From Yardwork to Artwork: The Photinia Story. This time clearing our patio garden involved cutting back a hydrangea that was beginning to take over rather like The Day of Triffids, as described in the 1951 post-apocalyptic novel by the English science fiction author John Wyndham, a story that may be familiar to some of you.


As you can see Sunday joined me and enjoyed the catnip


The trimmed stalk made for a useful drawing tool.




Part Two to follow…