Here is an extra post to brighten a dull Sunday.
I was going through one of my portfolios the other day and found this drawing of a young man showing his Calvins.
This another landscape I painted locally.
When I was at Art College In the mid 1980's there was a small park consisting of two disused platforms( for a branch line that no longer existed) at Merton Park Station.
This view was painted standing between the platforms and looking towards the line that was still in use.
This is a small acrylic painting that I sold at the first World Science Fiction Convention I attended ( Glasgow in 1995).
I still like the juxtaposition of the oriental dragons with the English pastoral landscape.
I have recently completed a new acrylic painting.
This is a self-portrait based on a photograph ( by Paul Holroyd) of me in Georgian dress.
Incidentally, the coat, britches and waistcoat are my own work.
Some few years ago our friends John and Barbara were having a significant wedding anniversary and her sister , Kate, commissioned me to do a painting.
She asked me to try to include all their mutual interests. These included Science Fiction and Fantasy books, series and films; putting on firework displays, computers and Filk Music ( for those not in the know, Filk is -mostly- folk-type music based on SF & F).
Kate also told the tale that Barbara's father had once told John that he expected a suitable number of goats and camels to be provided as bride-price. After the wedding John presented him with a substantial pile of plastic toy goats and camels.
Barbara had also once told me of a dream she had had about living in a teapot -rather like the dormouse in Alice in Wonderland.
I sneakily snapped a photo of them at a Science Fiction Convention to use for the picture..
This is the painting.
Here is a large acrylic landscape that I painted when I did my Foundation art diploma in the mid 1980's.
Here is an extra post for this week.
This is quite an old acrylic painting. As usual, I made use of found images.
The couple in the background includes the first portrait I ever did of the man who (much later) became my husband...
I call this painting "Dalliance".
Happy Twelfth Night.
Tonight I shall be having a final festive meal to mark the end of Christmas.
I have be steadily removing decorations over the last few days and shall put away the last bits (a final doll-scale tree and the wreath from the front door) tonight.
Here is a new drawing of a young man with a quarterstaff.
This is an oil painting I did ( and sold) many years ago.
Unfortunately, this is the best image I have of it, as, in those days I had no scanner, only an indifferent camera and even fewer photographic skills than I have now.
I may, at some point, paint another version.