Sunday, 4 June 2017

224 entry

My third book (joint with a friend) is out... money is for Romsey Riverwalk Restoration Project.

Second book.
This is a children's book in rhyme about a lonely pony in The New Forest... a lovely little story!

This was my first book. 
A circuit walk around my village. I have sold over 200....

You will find them all for sale at Rum's Eg Romsey.

My fourth book is to be The New Forest... watch this space!

My latest work.
Someone had a birthday and so as per usual I relate it to our life at the moment.
Thirty-seven Meets, birthday, Christmas, wedding anniversary, valentine cards. One day I shall put his and hers into a book for a keepsake. They are very special...so this birthday was 62!

An evening walk,  with our neighbours, to hear the nightjar on the Forest.
Absolutely fabulous. We saw them as well and except for the midgies it was lovely to do. We have lived here twenty-seven years and never experienced it before. Sad but good to have now gone!
Next the woodpeckers....

'Three Girls go Walking' went on a trip to Jekka's Herb Farm and had a magic time. Below are the few little 'moments in time' travel sketches I produced.
I absolutely adored doing the botanical ones. Is my 'Headspace' ...so relaxing!

Do visit Jekka's Herb Farm.
It is only open on certain days so look at their website!
So....back when I have more to add!

Friday, 19 May 2017

223 entry

It has been a while but here is my recent updates of cards, travel sketches and a painting trip to Venice!

This is my lovely neighbour whose birthday it was ... practicing her moves! 

It was our 37th 'Meets' Anniversary and my card to my boy depicts our years together...

This actually was a commission. It was very much appreciated!

On to Travel sketches or 'A moment in time...'
My lovely son and his lady!

This is achieved on my iPhone....Us sitting having fun in Cornwall. A very special place and time!

A view from the beach... towards Mevagissey we walk!

On my phone - me in bed - alone!!!!! Long story! 

Phone again and another view of the cliffs towards Mevagissey!

Son and daughters boyfriend having a chat....

The church at the Salisbury Hockey Club by Skew Bridge. 

This was a quick demonstration for my watercolour class to show them how to use the paint more wet on wet! A bit dark on the middle boat...

I have been very spoilt having been to New York as I had the opportunity to go on a painting holiday in Venice for a week. the sketches are not particularly great but I was trying different media mixes!

From my phone - a rather vibrant rendition of Venice...

This is in my moleskin sketch pad (A5) Not too keen but enjoyed by others.
funny lot us Artists. Never satisfied!

On the island of Torchello about 45 minutes boat ride from the main part of Venice. 
Practicing my people....

A watercolour of the view on the opposite bank on the Canal. 
Canalletto  depicted Venice exactly as you see it. 
It was a wondrous place!!!

Some of the Artists concentrating...

St Marks Square was fabulous. Such beautiful architecture!

Watercolour pencil with a bit of spittle... but fun!

Pencil and watercolour.

This fabulous watercolour was achieved by a guy called Nicola Tenderini.
I have used the internet to get a stencil of his work as I wished to try his colour palette! 

This is my trial. It was great fun and a good learning curve!

There you have it! I hope you enjoy the collection. Do correspond if you wish to comment!

Saturday, 4 March 2017

222 entry

Adding my New York epaintings!

I did these on my iPhone while waiting for dusk to come...
Actually I really like them!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

221 entry

So I went to New York with my lovely girl and what an experience!
Didn't do half as much artwork as I would have liked but we covered SO much and came home happy but exhausted!

View from Liberty Island - in the sunshine!

 Statue of Liberty that in its day was the highest building!
I thought it was fabulous!

Central Park was exactly as I have seen in the films. Loved the skyscrapers as a backdrop...
Big tick box for me!
 Both above and below are very quick sketches on Liberty Island.

We stayed in a hotel right by the Chrysler Centre which was very beautiful.
39th floor up...Quite high! 

Breakfast on the first morning - this includes roast potatoes everywhere... 

Two more of the skyline. One in watercolour and pen and one in just watercolour.
I prefer the first myself. I love that style...

A quick update on our visit. Very special with a very special person. 
Thank you!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

220 entry

February update...

A very special girlie looking pensive...
Acrylic with limited palette

A memory card for a lovely neighbour

First of my exhibition pieces for this year!

For the best valentine ever - 36 years...

Saturday, 21 January 2017

219 entry ...2017

The year 2017 has begun with us half way into January ...
So this is an update of my work
Christmas came and then over to the next year...

So 2017...,

This last painting is the first of my collection for this years exhibitions 

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Art has always been an integral part of my life. At the age of 50 I was able to complete a long awaited foundation course and HNC/HND. From this experience I have developed my love of pastel and watercolour. Rubens has always inspired me with his fluidity of movement; Degas and Lautrec I admire with their rough marks and blends of colour,their freshness of approach. I feel I have been given a talent for a reason and gradually the purpose shall unfold... sarah.orchard54@hotmail.co.uk Note: Images are Copyright Sarah Orchard © 2009