Tuesday, 31 January 2012

169th entry...

Last day of January...doesn't life flash by...
Anyhow, I have been in my art room - with it's new insulation and  looking very posh I might add - I am progressing with my new 'Foal Series' and developing my style!
Prehistoric series 'New Forest Horse' - 2012

Prehistoric series 'New Forest Foals' - 2012
So ...anyone care to comment out there!!!!!!
I am working on my drawing skills and getting the correct anatomy...although I think that they hold a 'Cave Painting' charm that need not be artistically correct! Mmmm! very pleased person I am!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

168th entry...lovely walk in the village!

I am updating my website - please could you give me some feedback!

Here are the sketches from my '365 sketch a day' that I couldn't download yesterday!


10 mins sketches with pencil...

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

167th entry....Rain Rain Rain...then stop!

I have added two of my 365 sketch sketches...interesting that I can feel my drawing ability relax and flow more as I am doing the nightly pencil work!
Here they are...
14 - 365
18 - 365
I will add some more when my broadband stops messing around...asaah!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

166th entry...

Spent time practising brush strokes.....

These are the results.  I certainly have learnt different pressures and movements - Magic!
I am been revamping my website so do give me your opinion...please!

Friday, 13 January 2012

165th entry....a bit of En Plein Air...

Journey home from the garage and I stopped. It was a beautiful sunny day - cold but blue sky!
Did this quick watercolour from the car...
Coombe Bissett view - 2012

I am pleased that I have achieved some work from 'real life' and glad that it has brought me back into the 'watercolour' fold! A fair reproduction impression of the lovely view..
Happy days!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

164th entry....longer days are coming!

Another day goes by and we are in the middle of January already! Have seen our first snowdrops in the garden...so not long until Spring!!!!!!!!!
Am assembling a leaflet to hand out to people at the Hale Food Market and other places...gosh! it takes a lot of time - but hopefully it shall be worth it!
No paintings today...I have two small watercolours and charcoal that are in the process of being completed.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

163rd entry...Are you looking...

Sketch 2 x 3 are on twitter of my 365 days of sketching!

Told how to photo and download on my phone to Twitter - such a difference and saves time - rather than using the camera! Sketches not fab, but the purpose of the exercise is to make me draw EVERY day! 

Sunday, 1 January 2012

162nd entry....Welcome to 2012!

Let us hope that the road is wide to avoid collisions,
The company small but warm of heart,
And the weather not too turbulent...

'A Flawed Pearl' - Exhibited at Sarum College 2012
Remember to look at my 'twitter' Day 1....365 sketches.,...

About Me

My photo
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