Monday, March 17, 2008

Another Great Blue Heron.



















This time on a piece of driftwood, picked up on the beach. I had attached this to the fence near our pond, hoping it would deter the other herons, but to no avail.
(Acrylic on plywood - 45cm x 80cm)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Home of heavy stone.

















I was fascinated by the thought of the stories this abandoned cottage could tell, so I concentrated on the door and a window, to give a feeling of the people who lived there.
It must have been back-breaking work to build houses out of heavy stone - and without machinery.
(Acrylic on illustration board - 15cm x 20cm)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Great Blue Heron

















I love painting this bird, as it always looks so elegant. Goodness knows why I should have such a liking for them, as they are always dropping by our pond for a little goldfish lunch!
(Acrylic on illustration board - 22cm x 35cm)

Friday, March 7, 2008

Our little garden oasis.




















A view of part of our garden - summer can't be too far off now.
My submission for this week's Illustration Friday theme "Garden".
(Acrylic on hardboard - 35cm x 40cm)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

A slow leap across the Humber.


















During the early 1950's, I often used to travel across the Humber River in England on this ship, the P.S.S. Wingfield Castle.
This picture was painted in acrylics on Bainbridge illustration board (19cm x 29cm).
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