I wrote an article for LEEF, an Afrikaans magazine in SA, about our life here in France. Their February summer issue was devoted to all things French and I was asked to do a contribution. I called it “In the shade of the walnut tree”. This is our favorite spot in summer time where we […]
The big problem with draft horses roaming free in the pastures is that they get very dirty in winter. and of course they hate being closed up. Living on hills don’t make it any easier. So we keep them in a smaller camp, both for their own sake and for the fields’ sake. But with […]
Our postcard project this year seems to be spluttering along a bit erratically, but to see a colourful rectangle in the postbox is always a thrill. This time it was one of Liz's wonderful rock-and-beach scenes from her recent holiday at Port Macquarie (fairly recent, as I've taken a while to get to posting this!) I had been thoroughly enjoying see […]
We found a new beach to visit. Actually we can't say we "found" it as it is way too big! Located in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is a lengthy, bustling beach with a boardwalk to keep teens and others happy. (takes some of the crowds from the beach!) Two of our kids recently moved near MB and we went to visit them and their pups. It was quite […]
A very familiar scene to me, I must have travelled along this road hundreds of times on my way to Banbury, funny but it's only since I left for France that I fully appreciate these beautiful villages.The road through Taddy. OIL, £99email for purchase infoSEE ALL PAINTINGS FOR SALE
I want to thank everyone who has visited my blog and left comments over the years. It's been loads of fun and given me motivation and inspiration to keep drawing. My drawings and paintings can be found on my other blog, Sketches by Fiz.
Of course this rabbit theme is just too much fun, and I will explore more and more as time goes by. Here are two images that were inspired by old stone rabbits which I found on my cell phone, photographed in Pretoria a year or so ago, even before I started using rabbits as my source material.I simply called them "lapin 1" and "lapin 2". A […]
I delivered the following three paintings to the Cannon Beach Gallery to be juried for a January show with the theme of The Six Senses. None of them were accepted into the show but at least I stretched myself and increased my self confidence. I was disappointed that the work was rejected but after seeing photos of the show I understood why the juror passed […]
A Provencal Morning New paintings just gone on show at Beside The Wave in an exhibition called "The Art of Romance" just in time for valentines day. For me it is the romance of memory and the delight of beautiful places and things. Two are from a trip to Provence last November. Obviously the rumpled bed is a romantic image but the whole of Proven […]
Maine LobsterWhenever I find some free time I try to do exercises from one of these great books One Watercolor A Day or One Drawing A Day by the talented Veronica Lawlor and the members of Studio 1482. This one was Exercise #7—Food Studies in One Watercolor A Day.February 28, 2014 Willard Beach MaineIt is so cold when I take Sophie to the beach every morning […]
dreamscape watercolor, 7 x 10 inches, $100 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” —Mark TwainPut pen to paper. I KID YOU NOT.Make a drawing of what you imagine. Write down what you want to do.That's how to make your dreams come true.Every single thing I've created, from a […]
Bolsa Chica Salt MarshInk on paperThis was a beautiful California spring day with clear sky and a slight breeze. I walked the path for about an hour, sketching about every 20 or 30 minuets. This one is with the ocean behind me facing north/east.
Oil on canvas 12x12"Oil on board 12x10"Bridget Hunter 2014Painting to pull together some unfinished works that have lain under a bed waiting for inspiration but the truth is I've been really afraid to tackle them. It gets like that sometimes, I just don't know what to do next so I hide them and just hope !However the Open Studio event […]
THURSDAY MARCH 13 2014. 10am Class. This week we’ve travelled from last week’s cool climate of Scandinavia to the hot climate and colours of Mexico. We’ve sketched brightly coloured fruit and vegetable still life’s and enjoyed pouring colour one over the other and seeing the pigments work. Using the china graph to scribble in your whites is a great timesave […]
I came across a version of this painting that I did a couple of years ago when I was cleaning my office and decided to try it again, taking more care with lighting and adding a background to the new … Continue reading →