It happens to all of us: that day when the house is empty but the people hungry. If you have a baguette at hand(like all French homes do), some kind of fruit, like red berries(which you should have, because they are packed with health benefits!) and some ham somewhere( if you dig deep enough, I’m […]
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 […]
Moments of Still-ness a honey-sweet blessing when mixed with a full cup of Busy-ness. And über busy would describe our summer. It is good. I am grateful. Entering my life for the past two days have been welcomed moments of quiet, reserve, Still-ness and reflection. This I was waiting for, this I needed. What "stills" my heart: Discovering a new flo […]
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.
Some time ago a collection of toys went on show. That was the Buckingham Palace exhibition called "Royal Childhood". Nothing could be more delightful that the tiny pink tea set with all the pieces in the shape of rabbits! If such a mold for the porcelain could still exist or could be copied, I am sure not children, but grown-up collectors would lov […]
Fishes Teapot by Jo Reimer I was driving home Saturday from a round of errands when I had this crazy urge to stop at Home Goods just to see if they had something I had to have. I found this teapot! I HAD to have this teapot. It needed drawing and if I didn't buy it someone who doesn't draw might buy it and then that sweet little teapot would neve […]
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 […]
I met Jorge at the Usk Symposium in 2012. We took a class from Nina Johansson who had us take painted impressions from the streets and manhole covers and then swap with someone to then use as a background to sketch on. I ended up swapping with Jorge and while we sketched together on the hot July morning in Santo Domingo DR he kept reminding me that he gave m […]
Ice Floe, Watercolor, 6 x 6 inches, $95répétez s’il vous plaît All situations are passing memory.That's the First Absolute Bodhicitta Slogan and plenty to turn over in your consciousness for the next week (or for the rest of your life.) We get stuck so easily. I see it happen all the time with drawing and watercolor. A person hones in on one little sect […]
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.
Road to the Loch Oil on Canvas 24x20"I got word today that my two paintings entered into The North Ayrshire Art Exhibition had been accepted and that's always a good feeling.It's been a few years since I tried for this exhibition as I never seem to have enough works for the shows that come along in groups, like buses, in the summer months.But […]
Sketch&French. Neuf heures trente. Le 18 Aout. Well you know that deal I have with the weather. It didn’t work for long. Absolutely bucketing down out there. I was bringing our house guest to today’s class because she was keen to see what happens in a S&F class. Sandrine was doing quite a bit of revision today, which is a very good idea. The kind of […]
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 →