Sunday, 2 October 2016

218 entry

Red pepper 

Red onion 

3girls go walking - again. I love them and am so lucky! 

I went to my first workshop by Jamie Boots and it was fabulously enlightening! Loved it! Drawing with engraving...

Saturday, 10 September 2016

217 entry

To date this is an update....sort of...

So this is my logo...and me!

and this is on a walk with my lovely, fabulous and beautiful neighbours...

Well... these are awful photos but I love achieving this style and in real life they are free and fresh - I did four small one from my initial inspiration courtesy of my beautiful girlie..

Nos 1

Nos 2

Nos 3

Nos 4

...then this one was for my oldest girlfriend of 50 years ... Achieved in a similar style.

Oh! and this is me and my boy in Florence. The Duomo , achieved in acrylics - long story about passing through customs though....

An odd birthday present for a lovely neighbour! He loves  Salvador Dali - yuck! Anyhow so I personalised it....

This is a painting for my girl, achieved in water based oils! Still in the wrapper .... (no comment!)

....and this is my girlie achieved in pastel - now sold - love it!

....and this one - (oils) my beautiful, beautiful girlie!

So....if you remember the last batch of wild flowers watercolour and pen, then this is the initial one!
A collection of photos taken at a roundabout in Yeovil.

Then we went to Goodwood with my beautiful, gorgeous son and his magic lady for my lovely boys 60th birthday! Fabulous day - beautiful weather - great experience!

This Is an oil painting of New Forest pony and foal....

and a greyhound...I do enjoy my oils but my watercolour and pen are my forte...

We were invited to a 70th birthday party and I danced and danced and danced to my sort of music!
What an evening....

So endeth the collection - achieved over about 4 months .... Apologies for being so lazy in putting them on my blog..
Oh! and one last thing - I did win a 'inspirational watercolour' trophy - I am very proud....so are my guys!

Friday, 27 May 2016

216 entry

My lovely boy reached the same age as me on Wednesday! 
This is the card I gave to him. It has a significant. A visit to Beethoven's 9th Coral as a birthday present. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

215 entry...

I had a lovely weekends exhibition at Stockbridge with the Artlook group. Sold a painting - which was nice! Got to know the others - which was nice too!
Did this 'moment in time' of the event!

Monday, 16 May 2016

214 entry

Am doing the Clarendon Way walk in June. Did 20.5m miles on Saturday and to help my legs I did a little walk, yesterday, along Lady's Mile. As my treat I stopped near home and did this travel sketch of silver birch trees - the leaves dapple in the sunshine! 

Sunday, 15 May 2016

213 entry...

Adding my latest artwork.

Above is our 20.5 mile walk to Salisbury and back! Stopped off at the Recory in the Cathedral.
Travel watercolour and pen sketch.

A lovely day painting at Romsey Causeway with Rum's Eg. This is my oil interpretation of past and peresent!

Below is the apple and above it is an eaten apple - both done in oils on small 5"x7" boards. 
Practising my 'travel' palette tin! 😊🎨

Below is an oil of a Cotswold Cottage in my Limited Palette Series. Done for my lovely brother.

Below is the cover for our community parish magazine that I did in pen!

A card for my beautiful niece and her partner to celebrate the arrivL of their baby!

Thursday, 31 March 2016

212 entry

Working on my Limited Palette in oils.
I am loving the minimal amount of pigments - keeps life simple! 


'Stag in the New Forest'

'Artists en plein air!'

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

211 entry

This is the second of my Limited Palette Series.
I have been looking and reducing my palette and strengthening my values!

I am enjoying finding something that I find pleasure in, in my oils!

Saturday, 27 February 2016

210 entry....

Couple of oil paintings completed working on my limited colour palette. Now to be framed and one sold already!

     Oil on canvas with limited palette.  'Relaxing over coffee.' 2016  

Thursday, 25 February 2016

209 entry

As promised, a walk around the circuit stopping to sit in the middle of a muddy Purlieu, on a log. 
Cycling watercolours and sketchbook out - yum!
This is my view..

PS Clocked 10,000 today on my flex! "Yarooh" said Bunter! 

Monday, 15 February 2016

208 entry....

And now we are speeding through 2016 frighteningly fast...

A birthday card for a very lovely lady! This is her riding the horse. Very proud!

A birthday card for my beautiful girlie!

This painting was achieved using a limited palette of cerulean blue, burnt sienna, burnt umber and titian white waterbased oils. I only wanted to achieve the feeling of the moment with the couple and so stopped at the detail.
Have I succeeded - yes I feel happy with the result.
Why do I like it..
I enjoy the gentle colours.  The connection between the couple is apparent and I can feel them talking with each other.
What could be developed...
Detail - as in the hands could be improved and maybe one more pigment added.. but which one, is what I shall think on - warm I think!

207 entry...

...and commissions for Christmas were good!
I do love this one - good movement!

This one was difficult as the colour was hard to obtain!

He was holding a stick in his mouth that I had to remove.

All were loved on receiving....

206 entry

A few things that happened nearer the end of 2015...

I went and had my burst appendix removed...the staff and family were wonderful..

My books are selling nicely!
I have both for sale in Rum's Eg in Romsey.
Do visit the Gallery - to is a fabulous place and lovely food too!

Every month on a Wednesday - at Hale Village Hall - is a coffee morning for anyone wanting a social chat. I go with next door(s) when I am free. it is a lovely way to meet the locals...

A visit to my girlies gave me an opportunity to do this little watercolour, from wild flowers growing on a roundabout...!

Someone had a special belated 60th birthday present to Florence. 
Tick that off my Bucket list! 
It was absolutely fabulous and with my boy!

We decided to have a patio built...roll on the spring to see the developments. This was my plan design  - two options!

A trip to London with my guys and my oldest friend!

So...we were invited to my beautiful niece's wedding. This was my response with the food..

.and this is the fabulous couple on THE day..I had an absolute ball!

And a magical man reached 90 on valentine's day!

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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