During a recent visit to Stratford I took this picture. It is of a magnificent bronze tree with its branches sweeping over a massive sphere which is burnished on one side and in deepest shadow behind. Surrounded by a circle of pleached hornbeams and a 30m curved oak bench, with Shakespeare’s desk and chair at stage right, this is the perfect spot to contemplate Shakespeare’s works – and take a picture.
This is a drawing and wash study of a Cowrie shell that I did earlier today….
I tried a series of paintings to try and make my watercolour work look fresher based on a previous subject. This is the result……..
Just recently there hasn’t been many opportunities for water colour painting because a lot of my time has been taken up with life drawing and sketching. Below is a selection of my recent work done within the last week or so at De Koffie Pot Life Drawing Group in Hereford and the Worcester Art For Fun Group (hands).
This is a recent watercolour painting of some of the flowers in the garden at the Crowns (Roger Ellis Studios) where I go for water colour classes.
My latest watercolour and pencil study of Welsh Court at Yatton……
I attended a five week course on oil painting at Lower Brockhamton near Bromyard. There were lots of interesting views of the moated, Elizabethan manor house to choose from. The following is my first attempt at an oil painting and the accompanying pencil study.