Monday, July 31, 2006

Patrick’s Bar

SOLD
Patrick’s Bar

22 cm x 17 cm. 8 in x 6 1/2 in.
Watercolour

“ This is my favourite bar in Hennebont. People step inside to escape from the heat of the day.”

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Breton Women and Umbrellas

SOLD
Breton Women and Umbrellas
22 cm x 17 cm. 8 in x 6 1/2 in.
Watercolour

“The Grande Parade for the Interceltic Festival in Lorient began today in the rain. People in their traditional costumes sheltered under black umbrellas.”

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Street Madrid

Street Madrid
15 cm x 17 cm. 7 in x 6 in.
Watercolour

“I spent a whole afternoon drawing these kids in a street in the centre of Madrid, it was very hot and they were playing with water balloons. I watched from the safety of a balcony.”

Friday, July 28, 2006

John


SOLD
John
15 cm x 17 cm. 7 in x 6 in.
Watercolour

“John sitting outside for breakfast, among the wine bottles from last night and map books for today’s journey.”

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Perfume Bottles


Perfume Bottles
15 cm x 17 cm. 7 in x 6 in.
Watercolour

“ Very early in the morning, a breeze blows the mesh curtain, the sounds of wood pigeon and a distant cockerel. My perfume bottles glow gently in the soft blue light.”

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Night Market


SOLD
Night Market
19cm x 27cm. 7 1/2in x 11in.
Watercolour

“Neon signs light up the night and people are out enjoying the market. The colours and smells are rich and busy.”

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Summer Storm


Summer Storm
21cm x 14cm. 8in x 5 1/2in.
Watercolour

“The hot heavy air is broken by the approach of a summer storm, deep rumbles of thunder then the rain comes.”
Also today I got a proper review :
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How exciting is that!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Shade at Midday

Shade at Midday
18cm x 14cm. 7in x 5 1/2in.
Watercolour

“I took an hour at lunch time to sit in the deep shade of the trees at the end of the field. I try to capture the silhouettes against the blaze of the midday sun.”

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Daisy Close Up


SOLD
Daisy Close Up
10cm x 10cm. 4in x 4in.
Watercolour

“A very busy day so not much more than a doodle, perhaps I will catch a few hours later and do some more.”

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Tracks in the Barley

SOLD
Tracks in the Barley
17cm x 22cm. 6 1/2in x 9in.
Watercolour

“I love this field, the tracks through the barley moving off into the distance. Another early morning.”

Friday, July 21, 2006

Looking Up

Looking Up
17cm x 22cm. 6 1/2in x 9in.
Watercolour

“The morning sun is hitting the trunk of a tall Scott’s pine tree that towers above the canopy of chestnut and beach leaves.”

Thursday, July 20, 2006

6.45am

SOLD
6.45am
17cm x 22cm. 6 1/2in x 9in.
Watercolour

“ The start of another hot day, barley fields to the right and maize to the left, no breeze at all just the promise of heat.”

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Down in the Barley

Technorati Profile
Down in the Barley
17cm x 22cm. 6 1/2in x 9in.
Watercolour

“ Sitting in the ripe barley field, the soft blurring of the whiskers and the crossing stalks motionless in the heat of the midday sun. It is about to thunder”

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Rehearsal

Rehearsal
14cm x 20cm. 5 1/2in x 8in.
Watercolour

“Standing around waiting for direction in bits and pieces of costume”

Monday, July 17, 2006

Along the River

SOLD
Along the River
18cm x 15cm. 7in x 6in.
Watercolour

Walking along the river path, the day is already hot. The shadows, like liquid ink, contrast with the distant field which shimmers and burns in the heat”

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Lavender and Hydrangea


SOLD
Lavender and Hydrangea
22cm x 14cm. 8 3/4in x 5 1/2in.
Watercolour

“ Sitting in the shade by the hydrangeas making bunches of heavy scented lavender for the house.”

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Dejeuner sur l’herbe 2006

Dejeuner sur l’herbe 2006
22cm x 16cm. 8 3/4in x 6 1/4in.
Watercolour

“ Picnic with friends on Bastille Day, sitting in the shade of a big oak tree.”

Friday, July 14, 2006

Yarrow

Yarrow
18cm x 8.5cm. 7in x 3 1/2in.
Watercolour

“ Early morning walk, the Yarrow glows on the edge of the fields. Its Bastille Day here, a busy day of pick nicks with friends, fêtes, fest noz and fire works.”

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Hennebont Evening

SOLD
Hennebont Evening

16cm x 22cm. 6in x 8 1/2in.
Watercolour

“ A summer evening in Hennebont, warm night air and people sitting outside the bars”

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Full Moon


Full Moon

14cm x 10cm. 5 1/2in x 4.
Watercolour
SOLD
“ In the very early hours of this morning the moon was fat and full. It’s my birthday and my friend’s baby arrived just before midnight. What an auspicious day!“

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Bag Baby and Paella Pan

Bag Baby and Paella Pan
17.8cm x 14cm. 7in x 5 1/2in.
Watercolour

“ This little chap was all snuggled up in his special bag watching the bread while his Mum chatted with the stall holder. I liked the way the awning bathed them all in a golden glow. It reminded me of the light inside marquees at village flower shows. “

Monday, July 10, 2006

Sunflowers


Sunflowers
21cm x 9cm. 8in x 3 1/2in.
Watercolour

“The sunflowers have begun to flower in the vegetable garden. I love them for being so big, bold and happy.”

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Self Portrait

Self Portrait
21cm x 15cm. 8in x 6in.
Watercolour

“Sometimes the things that we collect and keep for a lifetime, perhaps a bus ticket, a tiny gift from a friend long ago, a button from a favourite shirt, say more about us than anything else. This is part of my collection of ephemera, more valuable to me than most everything else that I own. It’s a patchwork of me.”

Saturday, July 08, 2006

The Butchers Dog

The Butchers Dog
18cm x 13cm. 7in x 5in.
Watercolour

“At the market all these dogs hang around the butchers stall. While the two men were talking, the big dog calmly put his head into the basket and ate the sausages. A proper Butchers Dog.”

Friday, July 07, 2006

Café in Lorient


Café in Lorient
20.4cm x 15.3cm. 8in x 6in.
Watercolour
SOLD
“ A trip into Lorient has to involve a lengthy coffee session in a city café, tiny cups of exquisite espresso and miniature Madeleines.”

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Oyster Stall,


Available at Gear Farm Organic Cafe
Oyster Stall,
Miniature.
Watercolour on Ivorine (a man made plastic replacing ivory which is the traditional ground for miniatures)
6cm x 6cm or 2 1/2in x 2 1/2in.

“ Blue is such a Breton colour, the shutters on the houses, the Hydrangeas and the oyster stall today in the market”

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Wood Store

Wood Store
16cm x 8.5cm. 6 1/2in x 3 1/2in.
Watercolour

“ Just up the lane is Monsieur Louie’s wood store. I believe that a Frenchman is judged by the neatness of his wood store, this one is always neat, tidy and well stocked”

Two today, this painting is shown step by step on my other blog, Muddy Red Shoes, click the link to see it being made.

Fallen Bicycle

Fallen Bicycle
17.7cm x 12.7cm. 7in x 5in.
Watercolour
SOLD
“Yesterday evening, while out sketching, I fell off my bike. Looking at the fallen bicycle it occurred to me that it looked interesting with the spokes and the grass, also that I was afraid of trying to paint machines, however simple, so I gave it a go…”

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Elderflower Vodka and Tarte Abricot


Elderflower Vodka and Tarte Abricot
16.8cm x 21.3cm. 6 1/2in x 8 1/2in.
Watercolour

“ A trip to the boulangerie; it is important to test cakes and tarts otherwise how will we know what we like? We like Tarte Abricot very much”

Monday, July 03, 2006

Thundercloud over The Cornfield


SOLD
Thundercloud over The Cornfield
24cm x 12cm. 9 1/2in x 4 1/2in.
Watercolour

"Thunder has beenforecastt all day but the air is still hot and heavy. A little holy well sits in the middle of a dry grassy field."

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Market , Hats and Clothes


Market , Hats and Clothes
20cm x 29.cm. 7 1/2in x 11 1/2in.
Watercolour

“ In the summer the market has an extra section selling clothes, hats and crafts, very colourful in the sun”

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Cemetiere de les Bateau


Le Cimetiere de les Bateau
15cm x 10.5cm. 6in x 4in.
Watercolour

“ Just up the river from Hennebont is the boat graveyard. Hot and still, great rotting hulks of old boats sit in the quiet river water.”