Monday, May 19, 2008

Mischief amongst the windflowers

We went with the grandchildren to 'Heaven Farm' to see the bluebells. The place is aptly named. I have never seen so many bluebells and the smell was just amazing. We walked through beech woods with lovely dappled sunshine and crunchy leaves and in some places, instead of bluebells, the ground was carpeted with wood anemones. The children, of course, managed to find something 'dangerous' to do................



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Coloured pencil on cartridge paper. I tried out some coloured pencils I just bought at W H Smith. Labelled 'Artists Quality' with no information on lightfastness, but lovely and soft.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Grandson number 2

I'm still trying to decide which technique and paper I like best.


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Coloured pencil on cartridge paper.

I'm really pleased with this one!

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Naughty face

Watch out Granny. Any minute now, I'm going to do something really naughty!


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'En grisaille'. Graphite pencil and coloured pencil on cartridge paper.

It was hard to catch that fleeting expression!

I tried this portrait twice before was I happy with it. Here's my first attempt using a different technique and a different type of paper.


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Coloured pencil on light tinted pastel paper.

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