#579 – Warty fowls

Last night we saw the New Year in with my parents…watching firework displays on TV and some episodes of Fawlty Towers…a classic British comedy. My sketch is of some of the decorations on and around the Christmas tree. Happy New Year everyone!


#577 – Family viewing

My brother, his wife Jodie and their children have been visiting for a couple of days and while they were watching ‘Up’ yesterday afternoon I sketched this. Reading in the background is Jodie (with Greta asleep on her lap – you can just see her legs), Erin is drawing in the middle, behind her is my brother-in-law Peter with the yellow jumper and on the right is my brother. Not my best sketch but it captured the moment.


#576 – Pears not ripe

Still too freezing cold to sketch outside yesterday morning (though we did manage a quick walk), so after breakfast I drew what was in front of me. These are ‘conference’ pears which are rock hard when you first buy them…delicious and juicy after they soften up though.


#574 – Red car in the morning

Yesterday morning my wife and I sketched together from the same spot I sketched with my daughter earlier this year. Something went wrong with my perspective in this though. However for the first time I noticed that there are grave stones on the plot of Marshbeck Interiors (a furniture store)…so the building must have been a church once. I wouldn’t have noticed this if I wasn’t out sketching in the freezing cold!


#571 – Church doorway

Yesterday we went for a short early morning walk and stopped and sketched at the local church. By the time I finished my painting I couldn’t feel my fingers – when the wind blows it’s bitterly cold! In case it’s not clear, the leaning shapes in front of the doorway are gravestones.