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A Drawing A Day – Week 22

Just pictures this week, I don’t feel like writing.

147 Paycocks House

147 Paycocks House

148 Our House

148 Our House

149 Sunflower

149 Sunflower

150 Rose

150 Rose

150 Vase of roses

150 Vase of roses

152-1 Life Drawing

152-1 Life Drawing

152-2 Life Drawing

152-2 Life Drawing

153 Graphite Rose

153 Graphite Rose

A Drawing a Day – Week 21

Week 21 – it started with a bang and ended with a whimper, such is life and such has been my week.  Not much more to add except that drawing has been an escape from thinking, when I sit and concentrate getting something down on paper – then the whole world falls away and I am peaceful for the time that it takes and that has been a real blessing to me in the last few weeks and days. Even saying that, it has sometimes been a struggle to get pencil to paper, see if you can spot the day when I really, really didn’t feel motivated!

140 Quilt Wrestling Corner

140 Quilt Wrestling Corner

141 Shed and water butt

141 Shed and water butt

142 Hebe

142 Hebe

143 Grumpy Laser

143 Grumpy Laser

144 John resting

144 John resting

145 Rattan Chair

145 Rattan Chair

146 Chives

146 Chives

A Drawing a Day – Week 19

This week my week was frittered away with spring cleaning and gardening, it is amazing how the bright sunshine shows the grime and dust, so I have been shamed into putting my rubber gloves on and getting down and dirty!  We have had rain and warmth at last and the garden has responded by bursting into growth, at least the weeds have.  I spent an hour doubled over a flower bed and filled a wheelbarrow with weeds – how come they are so much quicker off the mark than the flowers I really want.  Mind you some of the weeds are beautiful, I just love Herb Robert and always leave a few plants to flower and seed around the place.  I just love self seeded plants, I try and be a low impact gardener, hence my garden is always a little shaggy around the edges.  I was due to go to London to see an exhibition of coloured pencil drawings but my train was cancelled due to a ‘fatality’ further down the line, some poor soul could not cope any more, it made me sad to think that this person had no other option and I felt for the poor train driver too – so sad.

126 Cerinthe

126 Cerinthe

127 Corner of Bedroom

127 Corner of Bedroom

128 View into bedroom and down the stairs

128 View into bedroom and down the stairs

129  Clematis

129 Clematis

130 Clematis leaf

130 Clematis leaf

131-2 Standing woman

131-2 Standing woman

131-3 Woman Seated

131-3 Woman Seated

131-1 Standing woman

131-1 Standing woman

132 Bit of Beam

132 Bit of Beam

 

A Drawing A Day – Week 18

Well another week has passed, this one was uneventful and unremarkable so there is not much to say. We had a great day out this Monday (a holiday in the UK) and visited Anglesey Abbey outside Cambridge.  There are wonderful grounds and we walked around the perimeter, we went in the watermill and watched the wheat being ground into flour with the whole mill vibrating with the force of the water pushing round the mill-stones; very evocative of the ‘olden days’.  This week included the momentous day when I completed the first third of the project, something to celebrate I think.  This weeks offerings:

119 Green Iris

119 Green Iris

120 Rocket

120 Rocket

121 Rocket

121 Rocket

122 Hosta leaves

122 Hosta leaves

123 Hosta plant

123 Hosta plant

124 Watching Snooker

124 Watching Snooker

125 Spring Cleaning Friend

125 Spring Cleaning Friend

 

A Drawing A Day – Week 17

This week has been the hardest so far in continuing with a drawing a day, I suspect that like an elite athlete (which I am not – ha ha!) I have ‘hit the wall’.  I have had to work through the pain of forcing myself to sit down and just do it.  I have been my own worst enemy by leaving it until the end of the day when I am certainly not at my best.  There have also been distractions, on Friday I went to the Society of Botanic Artists annual exhibition, which was both inspiring and dull, some stuff is just same old, same old, but some was brilliant.  I particularly liked the paintings made with cut paper by Penny Brown (sadly I cannot find a web link).  We also had a family weekend with children and grandchild visiting so not much time for art.  Life drawing was fun this week with an exercise of drawing without looking at the paper, the results were a hoot but it was a definite practise in looking.

112 - Leaf

112 – Leaf

113 Leaf in colour

113 Leaf in colour

114 Visitors

114 Visitors

115 Middle Son

115 Middle Son

116 Staircase

116 Staircase

117-1 Life Drawing

117-1 Life Drawing

117-2 Life Drawing

117-2 Life Drawing

118 Bluebell

118 Bluebell

A Drawing A Day – Week 16

My theme has been tulips this week (and last week), tulipomania has struck the depths of Suffolk.  I only have one clump of tulips in the garden and I sacrificed them all for the sake of Art.  I have not been finding the the time to do ‘botanicals’ what with ‘a drawing a day’ and the rest of life intervening so this week I combined them with my series of tulip drawings.  I am also happy that life drawing classes have resumed although not so happy that they are in the evening as I am already tired before I even start.  Still a new teacher (Ed Cooper) made for a change of ideas and I ended up doing one drawing left-handed – a very interesting experiment.  I also produced a shockingly bad picture of my house which looks like a baby drew it, the proportions are so wrong its laughable, I seem to have an issue with consistency……sometimes I feel I am improving and then bang!

105 Tulip

105 Tulip

106 Same Tulip different view

106 Same Tulip different view

107 Tulip again

107 Tulip again

108 Sitting Room

108 Sitting Room

109 Upstairs landing

109 Upstairs landing

110-1 Seated woman

110-1 Seated woman

110-2 Standing woman

110-2 Standing woman

110-3 Drawn lefthanded

110-3 Drawn lefthanded

111 Cottage

111 Cottage

A Drawing A Day – Week 11

More daffodils than you can shake a stick at this week, not that I am a great fan of daffodils really, but a bunch in the house provided drawing material for several days.  They are very complicated to draw and I need to practice.

70/365  Wooden Elephant

70/365 Wooden Elephant

71/365 Money plant

71/365 Money plant

72-1 Life Drawing

72-1 Life Drawing

72-2 Life Drawing

72-2 Life Drawing

72-3 Life Drawing

72-3 Life Drawing

73 Daffodils

73 Daffodils

74 Daffodil bud

74 Daffodil bud

 

 

75 More Daffs

75 More Daffs

76 Yet another daffodil

76 Yet another daffodil