… Blossoms… and …

… an Italian Greyhound…

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… inspired by a visit to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital yesterday …

… watercolour 3″ x 5″ …

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… a taste of India ! …

… at The Mohul…..always a warm welcome, super tasty Indian cuisine …. my local restaurant for more than 20 years ! … not easy to paint it, but happy with the finished result … why not go see it for yourself – on the wall at The Mohul – a great excuse to sample the menu,too …

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…The Mohul, 47 Baslow Road,Totley,Sheffield S17, open 7 days, tel : 0114 2620192 …

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… a Doe ? … a Deer ? ….. no ! its ….

a very small Whippet ! called Gracie, with her owner “B”, in a new painting taking shape….Cafe#9inProgressNW

… at Nether Edge,Sheffield,UK….

…Holbein watercolours on Hahnemuhle Britannia Rough, Panorama block. Painted plein air…

#Yearof thedog  #chinesenewyear

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… Happy Chinese New Year … ! ……

… to celebrate the start of Year Of The Dog ….

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“Pup” watercolour, 3″ x 5″ …..

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… to the rescue … in a VW Karmann Beetle Cabriolet ! …

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… its Dr.Golden Hound the Vet, and Nurse Chinchilla !!! … whizzing their latest rescues – injured wildlife and lost pets – to Park Veterinary Hospital, here in Sheffield ! …

… one of my best and favourite paintings of 2017 … Special Edition greeting cards of the painting are now on sale at the Hospital … 100% of proceeds go to their Wildlife and Rescue Fund … so call in and buy some, whilst stocks last ! …

… on a personal note, my total and heartfelt Thanks to the whole team at Park Vets, who have cared for my Best Friend, through many serious challenges, over the years …

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… Favourite Places …

… two of my favourite places feature in this watercolour … Caffe Nero and The Sheffield Cats Shelter Shop … Caffe Nero has been a sanctuary for me over the last few years, providing a welcome oasis to think, have some space, do some painting & sketching, and make new friends and acquaintances …. I also love it because it is dog-friendly (for well-behaved hounds) … and of course, have my favourite Latte or Mocha ! …

… The Sheffield Cats Shelter has been helping Cats & Kittens since 1897 ! and their shop raises much-needed funds …

… visit them @ Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11

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watercolour 34 x 24 cm

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… Day 2 …

… just when I started the Creative Lettering Kourse (sic) at Sketchbook Skool …. along came an “opportunity” I didn’t expect, or want. Luckily I had a single piece of paper  (very unusual, and as it turned out, the right texture and absorbency) courtesy of Postcard Cafe, and my Parker Roller Ball, one of my favourite pens, of over 30 years trusty service …..

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… gouache added later….

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