Archive for Sketches (Sometimes of Spain)

Finding the thread – Encontrando el hilo

watercolour 13.5 cm x 8.5 cm

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working .

La inspiración existe, pero tiene que encontrarte trabajando.

Pablo Picasso

Last week was full of worldly concerns that left me virtually no time for art-making. I snatched a few moments to do this little watercolour one evening and mixed up some colours for my collages but that was about it. Now, the week stretches before me with plenty of painting time but a lot to get done, as I really need to finish both these collages by the end of the week. Read the rest of this entry »


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New Drawings

Turn AwayI’ve been on a roll of drawings that seem to have come out of nowhere. I posted the first ones on my profile blog at Coach Creative but I’m getting very confused as to where I should be putting everything…When I get my head round all this I’ll get some sort of consistency going!

In the meantime I feel like I am neglecting my Doncella Manca project Read the rest of this entry »

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Positive appreciation and fearless exploration

Patterned background 1

Patterned ground 1: 18 x 25cm
Oil Pastel on two sides of tracing paper

I decided its time to stop beating myself up about what I don’t know how to do or don’t do well and give myself some positive feedback about what I am doing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Como La Flor Prometida

Fancy Flower

Fancy Flower 15cm x 20cm

Pen and Ink on Journal Page

My garden blog is on my mind a lot at the moment as is evident from this sketch.


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Sketches (Sometimes of Spain)

Liz’s Tree

Liz’s Tree 12cm x 12cm

Pen and Ink on the back of printed paper

I’ve had a love affair with pen and ink drawings ever since I got my first rotring pen at college so as I’m a great one for saying I haven’t done any drawing even when I have, I’ve decided to start a section for the little sketches I do that begin as doodles and become miniature reflections of mood.

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