Wednesday, 31 August 2011

128th entry....

Our last walk and the sun shone brightly so loads of photos taken, for my art, of people...
If you visit Jersey this beach is along the west side of the Island.  It is, for me, the most magical beach ...long soft sand and full of shells and pebbles which I love!
Walking along St Ouen's Bay Jersey...2011
A clearer scan of the sketch....and a good impression of a warm sunny day on a beach. I am getting better at my tones with the shadows on the people linking with the sand and a more distinct foreground. I enjoy this one!

Friday, 26 August 2011

127th entry....

Today I shall mostly be painting....as I tend to sit on this laptop from morning 'til night...however before I switch tables let me give you the day we visited Egypt on the North coast of Jersey, and wasn't it beautiful!
Egypt on the north coast of Jersey - 2011
I like this sketch a lot.  It is my typical colours palette, and has worked quite well with my jigsaw design with the view of the coast very apparent!
Now on to my watercolours.....

Thursday, 25 August 2011

126th entry.......nearly finished my watercolour holiday....

Simple but says a lot....I know it is me and I know that it is him....with a bit of impressionistic background!

...even after thirty-one years...2011
Thank you to those that looked at my revamped website.  I  look at it and am still pleased with the changes - it portrays my artwork today and my lovely pastels I have slotted in for tasters...I seem to have more hits now as well - which is nice!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

125th entry......

Day 9 of my watercolour holiday diary, and a walk along the north side of the Jersey coast.  It really is stunningly beautiful, especially with the sun out!

Jardin D'Olivet - A walk along the north coast - 2011
This is a little more interesting with figures in the sketch giving it more movement! People tend to be my forte...

Monday, 22 August 2011

124th entry....

This day of my holiday diary was a quiet reading day for me...think that the weather wasn't as good as it had been!
Reading day...2011
So I sat and read...which is a delight to do!
A sketch of me in a chair, with book in hand...the pose give a good impression of peace and solitude!

Saturday, 20 August 2011


I have wanted to change my website and make it focus on my work to date for AGES...but it is finding the time and knowing how to do it but now here it is - so please have a look and an opinion would be good!
and also here is the next day of my watercolour holiday diary.
Swimming in the pool...2011

This was a relaxing, jolly hot day so we stayed by the pool and read  - I also did my art.  I did swim as well but that will not happen again for a while....although it was quite pleasurable!
A quick sketch of him and her one painting and one swimming. A lovely little reminder for me!

Don't forget to visit my website see if you think it is a better advert for rmy artwork!
Thank you!

Friday, 19 August 2011

122nd entry....

So - day six of my holiday watercolour diary...
On the move...2011
And so we move on...from the vibrant town - is it a town - of St Hellier, to the middle of the Island; the more rural part! From one relation to another! We are so spoilt!!! Please note that this is again a very quick sketch; it just puts across an artist's impression of that moment in the day when we are all packed and on the move!  Can you see Harry the dog in the boot?
So our holiday is half way through... we have shopped and read, and I have achieved some art - but I shall put that on later!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

121st entry...on to day five of fourteen!

So, day 5 of my watercolour diary - on my holiday in Jersey!
I made spaghetti bolognese for my in-laws who where hard at work earning a living!!!!
A quick sketch, from memory, of their new kitchen - though this does not portray it very well, it gives me a reminder - a typical Sarah Orchard 'moment in time' ....

Cooking for the workers...2011
It is lovely when looking at these sketches, how it makes me feel that I am there still...that is one of the beauties of painting 'moments in time' cards.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

120th entry...day 4 of my holiday diary!

This is day 4 of my watercolour diary.....
A sketch of us all sitting enjoying each others company with an out look of St Aubin's Bay in Jersey. The weather was magic, even though it was early evening, it was still warm!

Family gathering...2011
I am still working hard on the watercolour aspect of my art - these hues are darker than I would normally use - I have a richer colour consistency loaded on my brush. The depth of focus is better and my people are more blended!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

119th entry....

Day three of my watercolour journal...

Oyster shells from the party 2011
These oyster shells were very hurriedly done but are beautiful to paint if time is taken on them.  They had individual names written in for the seating plan on the tables.
A lovely anniversary party organised by my niece!
I have changed my side paintings so do scroll down and take a look - click on them to enter my website to see more.....

Monday, 15 August 2011

118th entry....

continuing my artist holiday diary...
Shopping in St Hellier 2011

A frustrated brother in law as we hunted all the jewellery shops for a new watch - my one has eventually died!
Have you ever been to St Hellier in Jersey, what a fabulous place...!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

117th entry....back from my holidays, so hello again!

Have spent the last two weeks in Jersey, which is a lovely island in the Channel islands and well worth a visit if you love beautiful beaches and a nice environment!
While there I have studied my watercolour technique and also done a watercolour diary....
This sketch  from memory..is the first day and our arrival on the most minuscule  plane  - 'Blue Island' with a good recommendation for the service that they offer!
Flying over to Jersey with 'Blue Island' 2011
So this is the first day and us on the little 21 seater plane....

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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