Friday, 26 June 2015

204 entry

Did this little mixed media canvas 5"x7" of boats. Rather nice in an impressionistic way. 

           'Boats in the Water' 2015

Thursday, 18 June 2015

203 entry

Just messing with an idea in my head - been there for days so I have tried it in A6 format. 
Like it so will develop it into a larger scale and wetter use of watercolour and maybe use water on some pen mark!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

202 entry

This little sketch was done in the heat of the afternoon in Hale Cemetery...

And then on my way home I did these sketches of wild flowers.

I love foxgloves as they remind me of Beatrix Potter.

And the beautiful dog rose is my second favourite..

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

201 entry

Don't do enough practicing so spent a little time playing with my watercolours, pen and charcoal.
Liked the use of very wet-wet.

Serviette in the kitchen

Fruit on the table

People in my mind

Starter flowers

Thursday, 4 June 2015

200 entry

Watercolour and Conté Crayon taken from a personal photo. Trying bigger brushes ....

Monday, 18 May 2015

199 entry

So we went and saw Jules Holland in Salisbury. Very good evening! Ears were ringing for ages... 
See here are my 'Travel Sketches'

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

198 entry

So we have just visited a beautiful place in Cornwall right by the sea, called The Port William Inn Trebarwith Strand, to celebrate our 35 'meets' anniversary! 
Walking, eating and chilling with a bit of Travel Sketching ....

This is a group sitting in the breeze outside the pub while I sketched inside! They had a better view than we did!

This is somebody sitting outside enjoying the view!

The paper by buckled sadly .... But the beautiful gorse smelt gorgeous!

Rather a rough quick sketch ....

Saturday, 25 April 2015

197 entry

One of my pleasure times is Friday after tutoring at Lymington I stop en route home and eat my delicious sandwich brought from the Maison cuisine in Lymington fabulous little delicatessen.

A quick sketch of a tree in the New Forest 

Little pencil, watercolour paint on top, a little sketch of my spot that I sit and eat my lovely sandwich!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

196 entry

Not long until our 'meets anniversary' which is as more important than our wedding anniversary! 
Thirty-five years with my lovely boy - my bestest friend! 
I have yet to do a card however this watercolour that I did awhile ago depicts our feelings for each other (most of the time!)

This is achieved with watercolour and charcoal

Sunday, 12 April 2015

195 entry

Cornwallll was lovely and some artwork achieved!

The view from our caravan. 
Did a similar oil painting a few years ago but didn't like the harsh colours. Have achieved the softness of colour this time!
(Acrylic on board)

Added some of the family as I love painting people best! A nice memory!
(Acrylic on board)

In the pub
This is one of my 'travel sketches' quickly done and in situ!
Love doing them as they leave me with a book of "moments in time!"

On the beach
Another 'travel sketch' - my moleskin book is nearly finished!!!!
Used the watercolours first with pen over the top for definition!
Will try the other way around when my ink cartridge runs out and I can fill it with permanent ink!

Could I have achieved more artwork? Maybe but then I did loads of other things with my fabulous family! How special is that....

Monday, 30 March 2015

194 entry

Cornwall is where I met my boy 43 years ago for the first time!  Soon to return. We have now been married for 32 years with two gorgeous children! 
Work it....! It takes two to tango! 

Us all grouped together!

Meva walk!

Fowey walk is always my favourite.

Playing on the beach!

Then we go home! 

A special time!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

193 entry

Working on my oils. Portraits with a bit of chiaroscuro using a minimal selection of
 colours. Am working on my next painting and may add burnt sienna. 

192 entry!

Let's start afresh. A new year a new incentive!
I have a watercolour travel set that I carry in my handbag! It started when we went cycling in France last year and I needed to have a small sketch set so I designed my own and I love it!

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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