Wednesday, 17 January 2018

De Sutton badge

Greetings

When I was a member of the Medieval Siege Society ( who do Wars of the Roses), I was part of  a group called the De Suttons.

As they knew I was an artist, I was asked to design a badge , so that we could have T-shirts made.

This is what I came up with.


Unfortunately, the group disintegrated due to internal politics and personal matters, so the design was never used, But I still think it came out quite well.

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Another painting for Louise

Greetings

Here is another of the wall paintings that I did for my friend Louise in Bristol

This is a Red Admiral butterfly


Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Young man

Greetings and Happy New Year.

Let's get the 2018 off  to good start...

Here is a drawing of a nice young man wearing not a lot of leather.

 Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Christmas Greetings

Salutations and a very Merrie Christmas!

Happy Third Day of Christmas.

This year we had an Advent Calender, I haven't had one for more years than I can remember ( it could be a long as twenty or thirty years)

Teddy found this one at a Christmas fair when we were in Derbyshire. It came as a single sheet that you pop the pieces out of. You set up the tree and the treehouse and add the animals, birds, baubles and presents.

We are going to take it apart and try to use it again next year.











Teddy and I spent Christmas Day in our usual fashion. I went to have Christmas Lunch with my father and he set about spreading as many swing projects as possible about the living room.

As Teddy doesn't eat any of the traditional Christmas food, it makes more sense for him to cook something for himself at home, whilst I cook for my father.

Teddy prepared a stuffed porkbelly roll and had a toffee steam pudding for afters.

Dad and I had roast duck breasts with red cabbage with orange, bread sauce, pigs in blankets and roast potatoes all washed down with a very acceptable claret. We got through that in time for watching the Queen at 3.00.

 Then we had Christmas pudding with my hand-made brandy butter with a nice glass of madeira, of course, followed by figs, nuts, dates and satsumas.

I helped clear up and returned home in good time to see Dr Who at 5.30.

Perfection...

Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Heron

Greetings

I use creatures , birds and insects in my constructed landscapes and often do watercolour studies of them before using them in oil or acrylic paintings.

This is a study of a heron I sketched whilst walking on Wimbledon Common.

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Page

Hi

Here's a drawing of a nice young page

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Until next 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Christmas Wreath

Greetings

Every year I use the old wreath frame my father used to use to make a Christmas wreath for my front door.

I use yew, holly and bay from my garden and fir cones that I collect from Dundonald Recreation Ground.

Here is this year's wreath. Season's Greetings.




Until next time

Adieu