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A paddle

A paddle

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Before I go

Here are a few of my latest sketches. I,m quite pleased with the Skater , but I think it,s a case of " nice body shame about the face" . The other two I wanted to achieve a " loose " feel. I don,t know whether I have managed it effectively. I,m off to Tenerife for a few weeks so I hope to come back with a full Moleskine.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Here are a couple of newer paintings in Acrylic they are both copies of paintings by Julie Askew . When I started painting I was really lucky Julie was the resident artist on board a cruise. I had already decided that I would try my hand at painting so along I trotted with my pencil and paper to the art class together with my friend Tony. Julie had a few of her paintings on display and I thought wow what a terrific artist not only that she was a terrific teacher also. She was a great encourager and showed over a period of 6 weeks or so that we can all draw and paint ... to one degree or another. She gave me a great start with the basics of drawing.You can see her work at www.natureartists.com/julie_askew.asp