Merry Christmas …

With love …

A wreath I made the other day which brought back some memories of hedgerow gatherings from a visit to Cornwall a week or so ago …

Wishing everyone peace and joy as 2020 nears its close …

A different kind of festive celebration for many …

What else to say …

It’ll be a quiet affair here @No4 …

but with thoughts of better times for everyone come 2021 !

xxx

Sketchbook Sunday #1 The Tump

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I’ve not ventured out for a few days as I’ve been indoors rather obsessed with trying to capture the essence of daffodils with my scribbles, mark making and sploshes of paint, but the bucket of daffodils are now becoming decidedly … hmm … crinkly round the edges 😉
Time to head out … b r e a t h e … feel the wind on my face … watch as clouds whoosh by … attempt some plein air painting and get something down on the first page of a new sketch book … with every intention on filling up those pages through the year …

I’ll confess it was a half and half affair . In other words part of the time was spent in the car with the window down, art materials balanced on my knee and spread out on the passenger seat … it was quite a juggling act .

Flicking white ink around  is  really not to be recommended in a cramped space !

Art Materials

Sketchbook. (an inexpensive one that I now realise is just suitable for scribbly ideas and work outs) 

Cotman *Travel Palette ( from there using  the brighter blue .. mellow yellow and the more orangey colour )

White Acrylic Ink .

A couple of brushes. 

Pencil and a Dark Wash Pencil …

Small travel spray bottle .

I took the picture with my Samsung S8 phone, and having been a bit skeptical as to how it would transfer to posting on my blog as I’ve not done that ever before I think it represents pretty much what was in front of me and feel quite pleased with its jpeg quality.

Not to say I’m giving up with my other cameras Lol but definitely something to be considered in the future on my wanderings 😉

Go take a look at some other very encouraging blogger friends posts …

https://retiredfromgypsylife.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/requests-and-cathys-art-journal-invitation/

Pauline’s Travel Journals … much more detailed and full of lovely sketches and memories 🙂

and here …

Concertina book of Australian landscape

Anna’s work is always to me an inspiration …

and lastly another Anna living in NZ but who has recently  been highlighting the devastation of the bush fires in Australia and donating funds to the cause .

Kangaroo ~ Art for Australia

Happy Sunday !

I hope your weekend has been just that 🙂 xx

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

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The Passage of Time

Arrecife harbour . Lanzarote

The Telamon Shipwreck

Arrecife Lanzarote

As a beautiful dawn unfolded and sunrise kissed drifting clouds I thought maybe, just maybe I could capture a feeling of tranquillity by using a filter and taking a slightly longer exposure.

After a few experiments with timings, composition set ups and a fair number of clicks this was the end result .

The wreck actually lies in a small bay with industrial fuel storage tanks on one side and rather grotty looking buildings on the other, so much tripod moving and careful stepping over slippery rocks was needed to achieve this angle of shot .

The Telamon shipwreck has quite a story lanzaroteinformation.co.uk/lanzarotes-ship-wreck 

Much time has passed since last connecting with the world of WordPress and blogging, and I must admit setting up this new blog has been quite a challenge !

But …

Well, let’s see where I can go to from here !

Looking forward to sharing once again and finding old friends 🙂 it may take awhile to find my way round again .